by Art Jewelry Forum
An ordinary-looking pin needle made out of 18-karat white gold and a freshwater pearl fastens onto a transparent piece of skillfully carved rock crystal, which almost looks like plastic when pinned to the body. But don't be fooled, this isn’t just a material trick. It goes as far as questioning ordinary acts of wearing—temporary brooches, the unconsciously ornamental decision to thread a needle through a jumper or T-shirt to keep it safe while sewing to the very origin of the brooch itself.
Image caption: Lin Cheung, Pinned, 2019, brooch, rock crystal, 18-karat white gold, freshwater pearl, 55 mm diameter, photo: artist. Gallery S O