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Mary Hallam Pearse

"The Weight: 1.5 grams" - Mary Hallam Pearse, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

"The Weight: 1.5 grams" - Mary Hallam Pearse, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

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"The Weight: 1.5 grams" - Mary Hallam Pearse, in collaboration with Daman and Marie Thompson

 

@heidilowegallery

Materials

silver, turquoise, 14kt gold

Dimensions

1” x 1” x 1/16”

Artist Statement

I cast the final piece using only the silver contained in the original buttons. I was struck by the emotional weight of the project thus wanted to focus on the weight of the piece, with the addition of a gold tear. The texture of the piece and sad face bear witness to my frustration with corporate greed and the exploitation that transpired.

Artist bio:
Mary Hallam Pearse received her M.F.A. in Metal from SUNY New Paltz and a B.F.A. in Crafts with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metals from Kent State University. Her research centers around the symbolic and emotive resonance of jewelry and potent materials, and their intricate interplay with the fabric of culture. Her work has been selected for competitive exhibitions in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally and included in publications such as Metalsmith, Ornament and American Craft. Curatorial projects include; Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia, Parallels: Jonathan Wahl and Sondra Sherman, The Ring Shows: Then & Now and Putting the Band Back Together and Coming into View. She has been invited to give lectures and workshops at Penland School of Craft, Anderson Ranch, Kent State University, East Carolina University and Humboldt State to name a few. Currently she is Associate Professor of the jewelry and metalwork area and Associate Director of Space and Technology at The Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens Georgia.

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