….. ou les ressources insoupçonnées de la patate ! si Parmentier s’était douté …. !
Manfred Bischoff (DE) – ‘Pomme de Terre-Pathetique Tragique’ (Brooch), 2002 – fine gold, coral (GANOSKIN)
Lauren Fensterstock - What Happens: Blooming Potato (after 3 months) - 2005 – potato, diamonds, rubies, sapphires
Helena Johansson (SE) – The Potato Jewel 2010
Claudio BRACCO -’Dutch Brooches – Potatoes sprouts’ serie
Rana Mikdashi (Lebanon) – Bombo ring – silver
« Bombo Rings » « The first production of this collection began as an experiment to design rings inspired by a potato. From there it evolved into different shapes and forms and it is one of the collections that I continually return to, and inevitably end up adding to it. I am very drawn to different shapes and enjoy the process and outcomes of trying to create new ones. »
Julie Usel (CH) bijoux de pommes de terre – « You can bake ‘em or fry ‘em, hash ‘em or mash ‘em, and now… you can wear ‘em! Swiss jeweller Julie Usel has made the starchy tuber even more perfect with her dried and dyed potato rings. » (carrotbox)
Jacqueline de JONG, NL – ‘pommes de jong‘ – 2009 varying sizes cm – jewelry – mixed media (gold-dipped potato skin)
“For her current exhibition, de Jong has created a series of potato bijoux, “Pommes de Jong.” They consist of potatoes laid out to dry until they are totally shrivelled, and then dipped, roots and all, in a bath of molten gold, with surprising results – jewel-like objects in weird and wonderful forms.
Her interest in integrating the humble potato, which she cultivates in her garden in France, into her art, began in 2001 with her series of paintings inspired by Malevich, as the hair of The Farmer’s Wife (”Potato Hair”). This was followed in 2002 by a painted dialogue (”Harvest”) with the pioneering Russian artist.This theme continued with “Aardappeltaal’ (Potato Language), a collaboration with Jennifer Tee at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven in 2003. In 2006, participated in the Biennale di Ceramica dell’arte (curated by Roberto Orth), in Albissola, Italy, with an installation of ceramic objects of “baked potatoes” for the home and garden of the Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973).“
Bernhard Stimpfl-Abele Brooch: OM02 – 2010 Potato, fine silver-oxidized/orange pigment, water formed
Bernhard Stimpfl-Abele Brooch: OM07 2010 Potato/copper, water formed
* « Avoir la patate » = to feel full of energy