Continuum Brooch, 2007
This brooch reflects Prins’s interest in the interconnectedness of human bodies and machines. In her words, “every organic body of a living being is a kind of divine machine, or natural automaton, infinitely surpassing all artificial automatons.”
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 9 × 5.5 × 2.6 cm (3 9/16 in. × 2 3/16 in. × 1 in.)
It has the following markings
'AWIK (K reversed) '2EPB' (all in reverse) and '12' all on embossed on circumference of sealing wax medallion.
Cite this object as
Continuum Brooch, 2007; Designed by Katja Prins (Dutch, b. 1970); silver, sealing wax; H x W x D: 9 × 5.5 × 2.6 cm (3 9/16 in. × 2 3/16 in. × 1 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-92
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.