by Art Jewelry Forum
Lucie Heskett-Brem is a Swiss metal artist whose work in gold—handmade chains, earrings, and rings—is well known. However, in 2014 she brought together a group of four—herself and three other artist-designers: Ruth Borgenicht (USA), who works in clay; David Licata (USA), glass; and Tine De Ruysser (Belgium/UK), paper currency—to create the “four in one group” to encourage each other to explore chain mail, each through a different medium. From this collaborative exploration, Heskett-Brem developed this series of fully three-dimensional works. The sculpture shown here, titled
suspends multiple carefully calibrated sterling silver levels of right-angle construction, with a 15mm pink pearl captured at the center. The sculpture suspends from a four-pronged bronze platform, but is also designed to be worn from a sterling silver halter wire.
2016, necklace/sculpture, sterling silver, pearl, bronze, 102 x 102 x 76 mm, photo courtesy Aaron Faber Gallery