Betty McKim

Medal of Honor

Medium/Materials: Silver, brass, copper, tin, garnet

Dimensions:  none specified

Photographer: Betty McKim

Artist Statement: 

The piece I made using the kit involved altering the pieces that were included. I wanted to make a moving wheel. The brooch reminds me of a military medal. The tin is from an English tea tin with a William Morris floral pattern design. The blades are embellished with the flower beads, which have been flattened. I wanted the piece to be reminiscent of the work I am currently doing, which incorporates the spoke, industrial flower and wheel motif. The kinetics are a dial movement.