Joe Wood


  • 2016 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set DiscourseJoe Wood2015Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvetBrooch: 2.25
  • 2016 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set Discourse, Discord & DisgustJoe Wood2015Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvetEach Brooch: 2.25
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  • Satellite Array Brooch 1
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  • T-P Spiral-out Bracelet Silver
  • T-V 2 Bracelet - Green
  • X-V Double Link Neckpiece

Joe Wood
Discourse

Brooch. Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvet.


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Joe Wood
Discourse, Discord & Disgust – ’16 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set

Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvet


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Joe Wood
“3-Ball” Brooch

CAD, silver electroformed


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Joe Wood
“Marrow” Belt Buckle

Sterling silver


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Joe Wood
Re-shell #4 brooch

Sterling silver, mother of pearl


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Joe Wood
Ball Ring Series

Sterling silver cast from 3D printed wax, 18K gold


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Joe Wood
Pink Tile Brooch

Enamel on copper, sterling silver


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Joe Wood
Satellite Array Brooch 1

Sterling silver, stainless steel, 3D printed acrylic


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Joe Wood
Stem-hoop Neckpiece

3D Printed, dyed acrylic, stainless steel, sterling silver


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Joe Wood
T-P Spiral-Outside Bracelet

Sterling silver, stainless steel


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Joe Wood
T-V 2 Bracelet

Dyed 3D printed acrylic, stainless steel


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Joe Wood
X-V Double Link Neckpiece

Sterling silver, stainless steel


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  • 2016 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set DiscourseJoe Wood2015Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvetBrooch: 2.25" X 3.75" X .5" 57mm X 95mm X 12mmBox: 2.5" X 8" X 6" 6.3cm X 20cm X 16cm
    Joe Wood
    Discourse

    Brooch. Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvet.

    “The first European portrait miniatures were made as early as the 16th century. British royalty bestowed the tokens to favorite confidants, exchanged them for diplomacy, or made them to commemorate engagements and weddings. Influenced by Flemish illustration, these small images gained popularity among the affluent middle class around the 18th century in Britain and then the United States. Miniatures were commissioned to mark important life milestones and soon took on the symbolism of family, romantic love, and childhood innocence – they could be carried daily and had intimate, personal meanings. In his newest work, Joe Wood transforms these historically personal tokens of affection, meant to be adored and kept close, into grotesque portrait miniatures. A departure from his typical ornamental work, Dialogues takes the current political state as its source of inspiration. The nameplates that adorn each brooch – Discourse,Discord, and Disgust – relay the contemporary political narrative: front-running candidates have, rather than addressing real issues, focused their efforts on quarrelsome misdirection and spectacle, generating a hostile political climate that is causing American citizens to distrust and, at times, detest politics. By making these portrait miniatures as brooches, which are traditionally worn on the lapel, Wood envisions them as modern-day political buttons, akin to publicly reflecting the wearer’s personal affiliations but instead reflecting the current state of political discourse.”

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  • 2016 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set Discourse, Discord & DisgustJoe Wood2015Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvetEach Brooch: 2.25" X 3.75" X .5" 57mm X 95mm X 12mmEach Box: 2.5" X 8" X 6" 6.3cm X 20cm X 16cm
    Joe Wood
    Discourse, Discord & Disgust – ’16 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set

    Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvet

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    Joe Wood
    "3-Ball" Brooch

    CAD, silver electroformed

    2 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1"

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    Joe Wood
    "Marrow" Belt Buckle

    Sterling silver

    1.75" X 3.5" X 1"

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    Joe Wood
    Re-shell #4 brooch

    Sterling silver, mother of pearl

    3" X 1 1/2" X 1/2"

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    Joe Wood
    Ball Ring Series

    Sterling silver cast from 3D printed wax, 18K gold

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    Joe Wood
    Pink Tile Brooch

    Enamel on copper, sterling silver

    2" X 4" X 1/2"

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  • Satellite Array Brooch 1
    Joe Wood
    Satellite Array Brooch 1

    Sterling silver, stainless steel, 3D printed acrylic

    2" X 5" X 1/2"

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    Joe Wood
    Stem-hoop Neckpiece

    3D Printed, dyed acrylic, stainless steel, sterling silver

    28" length

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  • T-P Spiral-out Bracelet Silver
    Joe Wood
    T-P Spiral-Outside Bracelet

    Sterling silver, stainless steel

    3 1/2" X 3 3/4" X 3 3/4"

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  • T-V 2 Bracelet - Green
    Joe Wood
    T-V 2 Bracelet

    Dyed 3D printed acrylic, stainless steel

    3 1/4" X 4" X 4"

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  • X-V Double Link Neckpiece
    Joe Wood
    X-V Double Link Neckpiece

    Sterling silver, stainless steel

    26" dia.

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Joe Wood
Discourse

Brooch. Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvet.


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Joe Wood
Discourse, Discord & Disgust – ’16 Campaign Commemorative Brooch Set

Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, wooden boxes with velvet


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Joe Wood
“3-Ball” Brooch

CAD, silver electroformed


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Joe Wood
“Marrow” Belt Buckle

Sterling silver


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Joe Wood
Re-shell #4 brooch

Sterling silver, mother of pearl


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Joe Wood
Ball Ring Series

Sterling silver cast from 3D printed wax, 18K gold


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Joe Wood
Pink Tile Brooch

Enamel on copper, sterling silver


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Joe Wood
Satellite Array Brooch 1

Sterling silver, stainless steel, 3D printed acrylic


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Joe Wood
Stem-hoop Neckpiece

3D Printed, dyed acrylic, stainless steel, sterling silver


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Joe Wood
T-P Spiral-Outside Bracelet

Sterling silver, stainless steel


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Joe Wood
T-V 2 Bracelet

Dyed 3D printed acrylic, stainless steel


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Joe Wood
X-V Double Link Neckpiece

Sterling silver, stainless steel


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“Much of my work stems from a continuing interest in the rich tradition of jewelry making. I am particularly interested in the use of synthetic ornament as a visual communicator.”

Selected Public Collections

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, collection of Daphne Farago