jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi
jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi
jan 27, 2013

jewellery that encourages gesture by jennifer crupi

‘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.



‘ornamental hands 2’ sterling silver, acrylic, inkjet print on vellum, 15″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″



‘power gesture aluminum’steel, acrylic, laser print, vellum, 8″ x 8″ x 6″



‘gesture cuff aluminum’acrylic, vellum, 4″ x 4″ x 4.5″





‘leg bouncer (stress expresser)’ aluminum, steel, acrylic, painted wood, vellum, 12″ x 15″ x 16″



finger tapper (impatience amplifier) steel, acrylic, painted wood, vellum, 10.5″ x 11″ x 8″



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