Wendy McAllister, Actually exhibited at Klimt02 Gallery (Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses ) ……
Wendy McAllister Brooch: Blue Penta-Hydra, 2014 Vitreous enamel, copper, oxidized sterling silver 10.1×10.1×3 cm
Blue Trillium, 2014 Fractal image, generated with ‘Blue Penta-Hydra’ by Wendy McAllister, brooch 2014 Original photograph by Victor Wolansky
« In the natural world the vibrant exuberance of enticing and often forbidding forms, all with an endless array of textures and clashing colors, excites me even as I struggle to accept its impermanence.
Seeking to express my profound wonder for the natural world, I turn to jewelry with its intimate connection to the body. Jewelry has the magical ability to transform how a person presents oneself while bringing a sense of theater into our lives. Why be so cautious with our adornment, our “costumes”, before we exit this stage? I am enamored of the brooch as a sculptural form and the ease with which it can be worn and brought to life by the movement of the wearer.
My use of vitreous enamels (glass fired on metal at 1500F/800C) is irreverent but skilled and it complements my intuitive process of responding to a piece as it evolves. This openness often results in a piece that I didn’t foresee at the start but that is consistently rooted in its underlying geometric beginnings.«
Wendy McAllister Brooch: Blue Leaf Vitreous enamel, copper, oxidized sterling silver 7.6 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm
Wendy McAllister Piece: Blue Moon Vitreous enamel, copper, oxidized sterling silver 8.3 x 8.9 x 1.9 cm Brooch/Pendant
Wendy McAllister Brooch: Blue Chariot Vitreous enamel, copper, oxidized sterling silver 7.6 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm
Wendy McAllister Brooch: Robin Eggs Vitreous enamel, copper, oxidized sterling silver 7.6 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm
Wendy McAllister Brooch: Blue Hydra Vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver 9.5 x 9.5 x 3.2 cm
Wendy McAllister. Blue Vines brooch – Vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver, 23k gold. – 3.50″ x 2.75″ x 1″