GINA MELOSI - 'Quartz Pyrite' Body Harness in brass

GINA MELOSI - 'Quartz Pyrite' Body Harness in brass

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About:

The Quartz Pyrite series was created specifically for the Curated By. exhibition, inspired by the duality of Ele x Knoops analogue/digital work. Each feature element is cast directly from a piece of natural gemstone. Prior to casting into metal, certain elements are carved out of wax or added in order to attach to chain, for example. A hallmark of the designer's work is leaving some sections 'imperfect' and oxidised from firing so that there is a contrast between highly polished and rough and raw. This adds texture to the overall result.

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This collection explores rough gemstones found in Butte, Montana, an old mining town at the turn of the 20th century and the birthplace of Gina's maternal grandmother. 

Materials / Details:

Title: 'Quartz Pyrite Body Harness - Bodypiece

Date of production: 2020

Materials: gold-plated brass feature, silver-plated brass chain (diamond-cut); brass, copper, and 925 silver findings

Dimensions:

Small (back attachment)

height of feature 4.5 cm

width of feature 3.5 cm

length of chain on each side: 87 cm

length of chain at back: 20 cm

weight 76 g