With witty simplicity Arthur Hashâ€™s painted metal brooches of silhouetted forms are just the right minimal accessories for any stylish lapel. The pretty forms of the white grenade and pastel pink chainsaw have contradictory cute-meets-sinister appeal.
But it's his series of people striking poses make the best collectors items. A sophisticated form of old-school playground pins, you can swap them with your friendsâ€”girls and boys alike. Arthur's display of the silhouettes together in this installation (pictured below) has a brilliant graphic effect. As Abigail Percy of Whip Up said, â€œAs a group they become even more witty, stylish and graphic. Often, in jewellery photography, the scale of the piece is entirely lost to the viewerâ€¦I love how this work really throws that into focus, and plays with the notion of strength in numbers.â€
And it looks as if it's not just the design community who's taking note. Earlier this year Arthur, who is based in Richmond, VA, was named as an American Craft Council Searchlight Artist.
via Moco Loco