Thursday, 15 March 2007

Narrative Qualities

'I would describe narrative jewellery as a wearable object that contains a comment or message, which the maker strives to communicate to the audience through the use of visual representation.'

Jack Cunningham on his work.

The defining character of Jack's work is that he chooses to work exclusively in the brooch form. This means of creative expression effectively allows him a broader area - both literally and in the conventional sense - in which to explore and portray personal narratives and stories. But aside from this, and perhaps most importantly, it puts his pieces in a place where thet demand to be seen, allowing for wearer/viewer interaction. Placed in such public view, his pieces must communicate easily, and this is done with consideration to a number of design factors.

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