Anna Johnson

Sempur Brooch

Medium/Materials: Found object, vanadinite, freshwater pearls, fine silver, sterling silver, cast ancient bronze hen and chick

Dimensions: 4.25 x 1.75 x .75 inches

Year: 2016

Artist Statement: 

Through a platform of adornment I strive to highlight the grace and complexity that is present in the vast array of organisms that make up our natural world. I thoughtfully create compositions that are compiled of ephemeral elements such living plant specimen and animal parts which are made permanent in metal Combined with raw stone, cut precious gems and metal, each piece is inherently one of a kind. My goal is through the act of wearing these objects that they will accentuate the wearer as well as create a bond between the life forms represented in the pieces and those who interact with it; draw light to their value and beauty through interpretations in jewelry. 

Artist Biography:

Anna Johnson is a studio jeweler based in Asheville, North Carolina. Johnson's work is exhibited nationally and has received recognition by organizations and publications such as by American Craft Week, "Rising Stars: 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under the Age of 30" (2016) and by American Craft magazine as one of 15 exceptional artists using unusual materials (2015).  

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