Steven Parker

By the Sea

Medium/Materials: Copper, silver, brass, fishing lure

Dimensions:  4 x 3 x .75 inches

Photographer: Elizabeth Parker

Artist Statement: 

This brooch describes a moment of celebration in the life of one who got away.

The ‘one’ is the found object in the piece, a fishing lure given new life. As for the rest of the components, the challenge to use ONLY materials supplied in the Design Kit was accepted as inspiration rather than limitation. Practical fabrication problems involved in using only the Design Kit led to solutions such as creative laminations to produce thicker parts, coils wound from supplied wire as tubes, several different types of cold and soldered connections, and a variety of finishes.