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Smulovitz, body in motion portrait of john francis, sterling silver, transparency film, 2018
body in motion: portrait of John Francis
sterling silver, transparency film
2 1/2" x 2" x 1/4"

As an artist working with adornment, I am particularly interested in the relationship between object and wearer. In my jewelry I explore the creation of self-awareness and the formation of intimate physical understandings of the body.

The portraits in this series engage the visual problem of capturing movement in a static object. By referencing artistic depictions of the body in motion from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, I attempt to think through the relationship between the study of movement and the study of time. References in this series focus on the photographic research of Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge, and the artwork of the Italian Futurist and contemporary jewelry artists such as Joan Parcher and Rachelle Thiewes.