This is definitely "art to wear": delicate crumpled painted paper with illegible words and pearls front and back surrounded by a sterling frame created by American contemporary jewelry maker Kiwon Wang; brooch is about 4-3/8" x 1-3/4"; inscribed: "Kiwon" on reverse; appears to be in original condition.

Kiwon Wang says,"My jewelry combines eastern tradition and western modernity in objects that adorn the body through contrast, tension, absence and presence.....My jewelry is like a journal. It reflects all of my six senses and is the physical representation of my body and soul expressed in metals and pearls."

Kiwon Wang's work is an artistic interplay of material, form, method, technique and literature. As an Easterner living in the west, Wang particularly likes to use pearls, long associated with the east and symbolic of the universe. (from

Kiwon Wang received her BFA in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing at Georgia State University in Atlanta and her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (where she taught from 1991-1994). Her work has been shown in countless exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Taiwan.  She has been written about in Metalsmith Magazine; The New Paltz Oracle, New Paltz, NY, "The Pearl Ardour", Financial Times, London England, 2001; "The Art of Adornment", the Boston Sunday Globe, 2000
Design Monthly, Seoul, Korea, 2000; Asiana Magazine, Seoul, Korea, 1999;  and The Monthly Art Magazine, Seoul, Korea, 1999.

She has won numerous awards, has shown her work all over the world, and her work is in the collections of the Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY and  Samuel Dorsky Art Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY. (information from

$450.00 (item #C560)

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