ARTIST XIV: JAMES C. GRAY

Brooch: The Subject

Miniature works of art in metal and gem stones attracted me to the idea of creating a collection of large-format brooches in various shapes and styles.

I’m especially excited about the Victorian and Art Deco aspects of using insects to convey the gems into fashion-ware.

The idea of these lovely little forms gently landing on a woman’s shoulder or lapel is whimsical and enchanting.

James is a self-taught painter from Gary, Indiana, and finds great joy in envisioning whimsical and high-contrast items and places in photorealistic settings. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his husband Dennis and their best pal Forest.

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