Michael Dale Bernard

Double Bubble Pop Brooch

Materials: Steel, copper, silver, stainless, maple, powder coat, lacquer

Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches

The physical fabrication of image drives me. New visual products materialize because I am their constructor. I crossbreed the informative with the decadent. Structure is mashed with the ornate. The results are urban, clinical, and governed by fresh and shifted underlying formulas.

About the Artist:

Michael Dale Bernard is a metals artist and educator currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his MFA in 2007 from California State University, Long Beach. The 13 years that Michael spent in the Los Angeles art scene have clearly influenced his highly stylized artwork. The dynamic forms of urban architecture and the vibrant colors used by street artists are both visible in his jewelry. Salvaged materials, welded trellis forms, and colorful powder coated elements combine to create his lively pieces. He currently teaches Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.