Andrew Kuebeck
Metalsmith & Studio Photographer

Occupational Brooches

With the work in this series I am displaying the emotional implications of my choice to have a career in jewelry design and metalsmithing.  Each brooch is constructed to reference a traditionally "masculine" career path that past men in my family choose, each piece taking the form of a tool that they would have used in their careers.  Within each brooch I staged a self-portrait battle, pitting an authentic self (one who is following his own path in life) against one that is trapped in the cloak of tradition and familial expectations.

Work from this series is included in Mark Fenn's "Tales from the Tool Box: Chapter One" exhibition.  This exhibition may be viewed at  
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