Heather White


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    Heather White
    Botanical Fiction: Bluebell

    Brooch. Cast sterling silver fingertips, raw blue powder pigment

    8" x 4" x 3/4"

    Photo: Dean Powell

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    Heather White
    Botanical Fiction: Convolvulus (Morning Glory)

    Brooch. Cast sterling silver navels, pigment

    8 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1/2"

    Photo: Dean Powell

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    Heather White
    Botanical Fiction: Murmuring

    Brooch. 18K gold, oxidized cast sterling silver lips, pink pearls

    5 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 1"

    Photo: Dean Powell

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    Heather White
    Botanical Fiction: Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

    Oxidized and polished sterling silver

    Photo: Dean Powell

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    Heather White
    Botanical Fiction: Chrysanthemum

    Brooches. Cast polyurethane teeth, fine silver, nickel silver, pigment

    3" x 3" x 1 1/2" each

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    Heather White
    Botanical Fiction: Chrysanthemum

    Brooch. Cast polyurethane teeth, fine silver

    3" x 3" x 1 1/2"

    Photo: Dean Powell

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    Heather White
    Pearl Rings

    Ring with two white pearls, ring with one white pearl. 18K gold, white pearls

    Photo: Dean Powell

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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Bluebell

Brooch. Cast sterling silver fingertips, raw blue powder pigment


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Convolvulus (Morning Glory)

Brooch. Cast sterling silver navels, pigment


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Murmuring

Brooch. 18K gold, oxidized cast sterling silver lips, pink pearls


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Oxidized and polished sterling silver


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Chrysanthemum

Brooches. Cast polyurethane teeth, fine silver, nickel silver, pigment


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Chrysanthemum

Brooch. Cast polyurethane teeth, fine silver


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Heather White
Pearl Rings

Ring with two white pearls, ring with one white pearl. 18K gold, white pearls


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Bluebell

Brooch. Cast sterling silver fingertips, raw blue powder pigment


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Convolvulus (Morning Glory)

Brooch. Cast sterling silver navels, pigment


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×

Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Murmuring

Brooch. 18K gold, oxidized cast sterling silver lips, pink pearls


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×

Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Oxidized and polished sterling silver


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Chrysanthemum

Brooches. Cast polyurethane teeth, fine silver, nickel silver, pigment


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Heather White
Botanical Fiction: Chrysanthemum

Brooch. Cast polyurethane teeth, fine silver


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Heather White
Pearl Rings

Ring with two white pearls, ring with one white pearl. 18K gold, white pearls


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Heather White’s work is highly influenced by historical metal objects and ornamentation made for royal figures, non-secular rituals and military forces, such as crowns, brooches and other forms of adornment. These pieces are at once beautiful, sculptural forms as well as functional objects that relate to the viewers’ physical presence, to the essence and history of antiquated objects and to the concerns of the era. White’s work combines the inherent beauty of working with precious metals with larger issues surrounding ornamentation and decoration.

Botanical Fiction Series

“The Botanical Fiction Series manifests as wearable corsage brooches, vine-like neckpieces, and tiny pins.  I use fragmented sections of the body like the navel, nipple, eye, lip, fingers and teeth.  Once these familiar parts of the body are cast in diverse materials, reconfigured and placed back on the body, they evoke.  The forms are beautiful, graceful and humorous as they narrate sensual and raw passages.  The use of body parts as adornment has a significant history.  It exists in sentimental genres  (mourning jewelry and milagros) and that of the ancient warrior (wearing fragments of the conquered).  In contemporary Western culture however, deconstruction of the human figure can be viewed as disembodiment.  It is through my conscientious use of  repetition, fragmentation and color that these works embrace beauty and sentiment as they create a narrative gestalt.”

White currently teaches Metalsmithing and Jewelry at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Selected Collections

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally