‘ornamental hands’ by jennifer crupi sterling silver, acrylic, inkjet print on vellum, 15″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″

 

 

the series of mechanical jewellery by US-based artist/designer jennifer crupi encourages gesture. various iterations of the concept force an action – such as the ‘power gesture’ which requires the user to assume the authoritative ‘steepled fingers’, or the ‘leg bouncer (stress expresser)’ which focuses on the ubiquitous anxious tick. the pieces amplify habits and positions we engage in daily through the language of design, with striking results that reference prosthetic and mechanics.

 

 

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi‘ornamental hands 2’ sterling silver, acrylic, inkjet print on vellum, 15″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″

 

 

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi‘power gesture aluminum’steel, acrylic, laser print, vellum, 8″ x 8″ x 6″

 

 

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi‘gesture cuff aluminum’acrylic, vellum, 4″ x 4″ x 4.5″

 

 

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi

 

 

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi‘leg bouncer (stress expresser)’ aluminum, steel, acrylic, painted wood, vellum, 12″ x 15″ x 16″

 

 

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupifinger tapper (impatience amplifier) steel, acrylic, painted wood, vellum, 10.5″ x 11″ x 8″