September 16, 2019

Can we believe what we only see?

Emma Morris, 23

Is this brooch squishy? Is it chewing gum, a balloon or Blue-tac bursting at the seems of the brass structure? If you thought squishy… then you thought wrong. My ‘Bubble’ brooch is made from brass and jesmonite, both with hard properties. My jewellery presents a deception to the eye which is only revealed through touch. Touch has access to information of which sight cannot process. Therefore can we say we believe what we think we see? Or do we have to experience objects first hand and with more than one sense to truly understand them.

Bubble Brooch, 2019Brass, jesmonite, powdercoat120x120mm