A group of pieces made for the ‘International Badge Exhibition’

This group of pieces, made for the ‘International Badge Exhibition’, investigates the use of the badge as an indicator of identity, achievement and belonging. I have used the dictionary definitions of a range of words associated with these aspects of badge wearing to create a fragile layer of enamelled text held within a protective framework. To reflect my tendency to keep my politics, views and allegiances to myself, I have exploited the fact that the etching process used to create the text causes the words to lose legibility, thus subverting the proclamatory nature of the badge.

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