Marta Mattson's creepy-crawly broaches are not for the weak-stomached or any one with insectophobia. The artist has said, "Sometimes I see beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by... and the feeling you get when you do not want to look at something, yet you still do."
This car-crash jewelry walks the fine line between abominable animal art and enchanting, different accessories. Marta Mattsson says that the collection entitled 'Cabinets of Curiosities' is based off of the 18th-century notion that we admire things we don't know much about. She takes the common everyday critters we normally ignore or fear and celebrates them in an interesting, twisted way. Since the critters are not animated in any way, you will never have to fear these buggy brooches.
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By: Deborah Kim - Published: Jul 16, 2011 • References: f1235