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Brooch 2003

Anna Gordon (born 1971, St Andrews, Scotland, UK)

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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Photo: Mike Davidson/Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

In 2003 Anna Gordon began to move in a new direction, forming more organic shapes and adding bright colours, whilst retaining aspects of pattern and geometry. Floral motifs also were included, softening rectilinear outlines. In this piece the upper surface of the oxidised silver brooch is cut out in series of small flower shapes, almost sampler–like in their regular formation. Behind, a densely patterned and brilliantly coloured origami paper is slotted, bringing colour, depth and warmth to the coolness of the grey metal. A feeling of playfulness and spontaneity is captured here - the wearer has choices as the paper can be removed entirely giving the option of a more minimal appearance

Acquisition Details

Acquired from The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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