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David Huycke

Fractal Piece, 2007

Silver
6 7/10 in diameter
17 cm diameter
Unique
location
Brussels
About the work
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
David Huycke
Belgian, b. 1967
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Known for his granulated vessels, Belgian silversmith David Huycke appropriates a Bronze Age process and uses it to hyper-contemporary effect. Granulation, the ancient technique of invisibly soldering minute metal balls to a base, has been used as decoration for centuries. But in Huycke’s hands—and with industrial finishes—the surface treatment becomes the form itself, and in turn looks less baroque than it does biological. His tiny, bead-like spheres appear like cells under a microscope, regenerating fractally. Historically, granulation has been considered one of the hardest goldsmithing methods to master; and indeed it took Huycke half a decade to perfect.

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About the work
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Design/Decorative Art
David Huycke
Belgian, b. 1967
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Known for his granulated vessels, Belgian silversmith David Huycke appropriates a Bronze Age process and uses it to hyper-contemporary effect. Granulation, the ancient technique of invisibly soldering minute metal balls to a base, has been used as decoration for centuries. But in Huycke’s hands—and with industrial finishes—the surface treatment becomes the form itself, and in turn looks less baroque than it does biological. His tiny, bead-like spheres appear like cells under a microscope, regenerating fractally. Historically, granulation has been considered one of the hardest goldsmithing methods to master; and indeed it took Huycke half a decade to perfect.

David Huycke

Fractal Piece, 2007

Silver
6 7/10 in diameter
17 cm diameter
Unique
location
Brussels
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