I found myself fascinated by Mattsson’s brooches, taking more than a dozen pictures to satisfy my urge to capture the coloration, the paper-like quality of the pieces, the dainty doily nature of the cut out patterns and the shadow play the patterns inevitably create.
And then I reminded myself that while it might look like paper, the reality is that each piece is made of skin – goat skin, calf skin and reindeer skin. Repulsion quickly mixed with fascination and I wanted to dislike the work, but I couldn’t. It was captivating.
“My jewelry deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.” Märta Mattsson
Have I redeemed myself with two posts today? I hope so! Back tomorrow with more. Have a great day.