First cab off the rank in Ginger’s Vernacular Reassignment line: a yowie-wowie brooch, Waspish…
Ginger Bottari, Waspish brooch (Vernacular Reassignment), saw pierced brushed titanium, found object (collected)
Ginger has more gems on the go, from Rattus Ware to Boom Boom-o-rama…
Ginger Bottari, Rat Tags, titanium and saw pierced brushed silver, stainless steel chain
Ginger Bottari, Rattus Ware brooch, titanium and saw pierced brushed silver
Ginger Bottari, Duplex brooch, titanium and saw pierced brushed silver
Ginger Bottari, Boom Boom: three shots brooch, saw pierced brushed silver & titanium
No prize for guessing that this last piece is Megsie’s fave. A head and chest shot – and one in the arse!
What people won’t know is that Ginger’s Boom Boom series harks back to happy memories rabbit shooting, as a wee bairn, on the farm with her Grandaddy. Before taking her (and cousin Fergus) into the paddock for the real thing, he had them draw up a target each for practice – Ginger, as is her wont, still has hers…
So cute! (And whenever she eats bunny she still calls it boom boom.)
We’re super excited to preview our inaugural studio/artist collaboration, giving you a sneak peek of Ginger’s first prototype for the Prisoners of the Crown does Michael Brogan series.
Prompted by mutual admiration, Michael and Ginger first kicked the footy around about her transposing his Shield series into jewellery way back in 2010. The notion was quietly tucked away until such time she had finished at uni and set up her own workshop…like, um, now!!
Michael himself has just had an exhibition opening in Armidale (last Friday night) and so we figured this was as good a time as any to unwrap Ginger’s latest work-in-progress…
Ginger Bottari, prototype for Prisoners of the Crown does Michael Brogan: Shield #1 brooch, silver.
We’re loving it big time and thought it might be useful to put it into context for those of you not familiar with Michael’s work. He’s just sent through snaps of the current exhibition, on at Gallery 126 Armidale NSW until the 28th March…
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[Hey, love that exercise yard! n(Ed)]
And for additional back story, go to glasscentralcanberra here.