Redefining Ballerism: Upping the Ante

Redefining Ballerism

On a walk in 2009, I saw the bottom of a massive chandelier through the transom window of a lovely Seattle home. It was backlit by Lake Washington, catching the crystals and my attention. Continuing on, the same home had a very wilted basketball net above the garage door, making it obvious that the net needed replacement! The series was born there and continues with Maverick, a rhinestone net, both with and without elaborate shimmer. Victory Lap was created in 2016, though I had wanted to build it for several years. Inspired by 80s hiphop styling of Slick Rick, LL Cool J and RUN DMC, the dookie and rope chains make a further comment on ballerina and strutting your wealth.

Redefining Ballerism: Upping the Ante

Redefining Ballerism: Upping the Ante

Basketball rim, crystals, glass, nylon, brass & steel

2009, edition 1/3

photo: Adrian Busse

Redefining Ballerism: Maverick

Redefining Ballerism: Maverick

Baskeball rim, silver rhinestone chain, sterling silver & brass

2011, edition 1/3

photo: Jana Brevick

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Redefining Ballerism: Victory Lap

Redefining Ballerism: Victory Lap

Basketball rim, 18k gold plated dookie chains, vintage 1989 Mercedes Benz hood ornament, brass, rhinestones & glitter

2016, edition 1/3

photo: Jana Brevick