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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Logan, Andrew, born 11 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mirrored glass and glitter set in resin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Janine du Plessis

  • Museum number:

    M.55-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 38, shelf D, box 4

Andrew Logan's creative energy has found many outlets across the realms of sculpture, interior design, fashion and performance art. He has been making jewellery since 1972, achieving dramatic, flamboyant effects by combining the simple, inexpensive materials of mirrored glass fragments and resin. Logan studied at the Oxford School of Architecture. He has since been involved in the fashion world, theatre design, installations and portrait sculpture. In 1991 he opened the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, a museum dedicated to his work, in Berriew, Powys, Wales.

In the foreword of his 1998 catalogue he explains the significance of mirrors: “The mirror of the universe has been my life for thirty years. It has an energy like no other material. The humble grain of sand transforms to glamorous glass. I have played with mirrors to create monuments, mobiles, portraits, wall pieces and jewellery. My ‘Artistic Adventure’ is to create a world of ‘Magic Moments’.”

This particular brooch commemorates Andrew Logan's 6th Alternative Miss World competition which had the theme of Water, and it was given by him to one of the organisers of the event.

Physical description

Brooch in the shape of a fish. The surface is encrusted with blue, white iridescent, green and purple paste stones, fragments of brown mirrored glass and tiny metallic turquoise discs of glitter. The pin at the back is a standard safety pin set in to the resin.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1985 (made)

Artist/maker

Logan, Andrew, born 11 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Mirrored glass and glitter set in resin

Marks and inscriptions

'Andrew Logan'
Signature; On the back; Paint

'85'
Date; On the back; Paint

'AMW'
Maker's identification; On the back; Paint

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm, Length: 9 cm, Depth: 1.4 cm

Object history note

The brooch was given to the donor by Andrew Logan following the 6th Alternative Miss World competition (1985) which she had helped to organise. The theme of the event was Water.

Descriptive line

Brooch in the shape of a fish, encrusted with blue, white, green and purple paste stones, Andrew Logan, England, 1985

Materials

Glass; Resin

Subjects depicted

Fish

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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