Rational Beauty

Lola Brooks

Late November I had the distinct pleasure to meet jeweler/artist Lola Brooks at a photoshoot for an article in the February/March issue of American Craft magazine (please check out Mimi Luse’s story on Brooks). American Craft can be found at Barnes and Noble and/or at the MAD bookstore.

A visiting assistant professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brooks is represented by Sienna Gallery in Lenox, MA, and her work is in the collection of both the Museum of Arts and Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lola creates exquisite jewelry around the subject of romance and the tropes of love. She mixes up her material combining vintage jewelry such as the ivory roses with new gems and metals. Her compositions are layered with this spirit that there are never enough roses, bows and such in her pieces! The work shown here are brooches. However she does makes necklaces, rings etc. You can see more of Lola’s range on Sienna’s site not to mention other noteworthy jewelers.

The photographs are by the very talented Tatsuro Nishimura. I always enjoy collaborating with Tatsuro. It was a memorable afternoon.

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Lola creates exquisite jewelry around the subject of romance and the tropes of love.

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