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Pink & Blue Chain Reaction Hoop Earrings

Amanda Bergman

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Regular price $ 135.00

Radiance : a showcase of contemporary earrings
June 18 - August 23, 2020

One of a kind interpretations of the classic hoop, dangle, and stud earring.
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HOOPS

Brass, Powder Coat, Sterling Silver posts
1.5" x 1.5"

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Artist: Amanda Bergman

Indianapolis, Indiana

These earrings are created by applying the traditional Champlevé enamel technique to the industrial powder coat system. Each earring is hand-cut from brass and soldered in layers to create a dimensional surface that is lightweight, durable, and most of all, wearable. The matte black lines are in contrast with the glossy pockets of color that I inlay by hand in the same way vitreous enamel is wet-packed and inlaid in champlevé.

The shapes come from my illustrations and recordings of people I interact with daily. If a person makes an interesting combination of movements, I record this in a system of symbols and shapes. The hoop earrings are one person's combination of movements: a dropped shoulder, an open mouth, a neck tilted right. The dangle and stud earrings are one symbol enlarged to make a fun and beautiful form to wear. These recordings are inspired by my life-long experience and fluency in American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

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