Flood Brooch by Fran Allison

This brooch was made in 2010 from a series called ‘Re-arranging Nature’. With the recent Christchurch floods here in New Zealand and the images coming in from the devastating aftermath.. fallen trees and rubbish and debris caught in fences…. this seemed an appropriate time to revisit this work, and has inspired me to make more pieces in the series.

At the time I wrote: ‘These days we consume and discard, exploit and pollute at an extraordinary rate. These acts result in environmental aberrations – toxic nightmares, hybrids and mutations, as well as dumps full of mixtures of natural and manmade forms. A fascination with this process of acquiring, discarding and polluting, coupled with our tinkering with genetic manipulation and the possible resultant forms, were inspiration for the ‘Rearranging Nature’ series. I cast weeds and foliage in silver and added found objects…. I rearranged them.’
I held onto this particular piece for years because I liked it so much but it is time now for it to go out into the world.

View all the 40 brooches for 40 years exhibition.

Features

  • Primary Material : Silver
  • Other Materials : 9ct gold, paper, plastic, resin and tin
  • Pin Type : pin
  • Dimensions (mm) : 80x70x10
  • One of a Kind : Yes
  • Metal : Sterling Silver
  • Hallmarked : No
  • Finish : Oxidised silver

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Flood Brooch

Features

  • Primary Material : Silver
  • Other Materials : 9ct gold, paper, plastic, resin and tin
  • Pin Type : pin
  • Dimensions (mm) : 80x70x10
  • One of a Kind : Yes
  • Metal : Sterling Silver
  • Hallmarked : No

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by Fran Allison

This brooch was made in 2010 from a series called ‘Re-arranging Nature’. With the recent Christchurch floods here in New Zealand and the images coming in from the devastating aftermath.. fallen trees and rubbish and debris caught in fences…. this seemed an appropriate time to revisit this work, and has inspired me to make more pieces in the series.

At the time I wrote: ‘These days we consume and discard, exploit and pollute at an extraordinary rate. These acts result in environmental aberrations – toxic nightmares, hybrids and mutations, as well as dumps full of mixtures of natural and manmade forms. A fascination with this process of acquiring, discarding and polluting, coupled with our tinkering with genetic manipulation and the possible resultant forms, were inspiration for the ‘Rearranging Nature’ series. I cast weeds and foliage in silver and added found objects…. I rearranged them.’
I held onto this particular piece for years because I liked it so much but it is time now for it to go out into the world.

View all the 40 brooches for 40 years exhibition.