Arthur Hash – Jewellery as Installation…

by Abigail Percy on 20/02/2007

in Jewellery+Accessories

Silhouette Pins – Arthur Hash. Mild steel and Paint

Brooch Installation – Arthur Hash. Mild steel and Paint

I discovered Arthur Hash and his stunning jewellery the other day whilst browsing the website for Velvet da Vinci gallery…as someone who loves silhouette in many forms, I was especially drawn to his wonderfully striking installation of Silhouette Pins in the form of figures in various poses.

Made from Mild Steel and Paint…these pins, even in isolation, are striking in their simplicity – but as a group become even more witty, stylish and graphic. Often, in jewellery photography, the scale of the piece is entirely lost to the viewer….I love how this group of work {shown as a whole, and also as individual pieces} really throws that into focus, and plays with the notion of ‘strength in numbers’…..

Arthur graduated in 2005 from Indiana University with an MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewellery Design – I look forward to following his work, and it’s progression through his website as well as through his flickr stream …with his varied and ecclectic approach to jewellery design – I’m sure there will be many more good things to come from him in the future. One to keep an eye on for sure!

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1 jenny February 20, 2007 at 9:10 am

wonderful wonderful work! (and rats. flickr is “having a massage” i can’t wait to browse through his pictures later then) thanks for sharing, i agree that the display is just stunning.


2 ma roulotte February 21, 2007 at 6:07 am

great installation! and to know that you can wear a fragment of it is really nice.
thanks for showing this.


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