Hilary Hertzler USA
Heart Study III three separate brooches that are meant to be worn as one
Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature
Materials clay, glass beads, nylon cord, 14k gold fill.
Size 35x35x15mm | 20x25x7mm | 20x25x7mm
will you fill my chest
free my throat
loose my tongue
to breath fire
with the sun.”
This poem was written by the artist after reading “Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo”. Frida lived her art, and life, with an unapologetic voice and heart. In 2020, the artist found herself in the beginnings of her own massive internal shift in body and voice. Turning to her work, she came to a place of deep conversation with herself - beginning to explore the depth of memory held in her body and slowly unearthing the inner workings of her heart.