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Sleight of Hand

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Three brooches which explore political sleight of hand. In politics the subject matter, for example housing, healthcare, wealth or education, is often presented in black and white terms, when in fact it is many shades of grey. Issues are given a political spin, which distracts from larger, complex situations and hidden agendas.
These were made in response to the Association for Contemporary Jewellery’s annual members exhibition, this year on the theme of ‘Sleight of Hand’.

Keywords

Political spin, contemporary jewellery, brooches

Disciplines

Jewellery

Materials

Metal, Mixed Media, Precious metal, Wood
Spin brooches
Photographer: Emily Kidson
Laminate, walnut, silver, oxidised silver, ebony, enamel paint, copper.
Spin brooch: NHS
Photographer: Emily Kidson
Laminate, walnut, enamel paint, copper, oxidised silver
Spin brooch: housing
Photographer: Emily Kidson
Walnut, laminate, ebony, oxidised silver, enamel paint.
Spin brooch: wealth
Photographer: Emily Kidson
Laminate, walnut, oxidised silver, silver, 18ct gold

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