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.”
This object was
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; 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.