“The latest work of Belgian designer Liesbet Bussche – on show in Cagnes-sur Mer (French Riviera) and part of the exhibition ‘Mirror Mirror’ – is a reflection of the life of Suzy Solidor. A nightclub owner, singer, model, writer and actress, Suzy Solidor was an intensely iconic figure of the Parisian nightlife in the thirties and forties. She died in 1983 in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Never been to Cagnes-sur-Mer, Liesbet Bussche used Google Maps to wander in the streets of the city. Using an archetypal jewel (according to Wikipedia a charm bracelet is an item of jewellery worn around the wrist. It carries personal ‘charms’: decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer’s life) on a monumental scale and introduced into the urban space, this urban charm bracelet represents Suzy Solidor’s extraordinary life.
‘Mirror Mirror’ is on show in Espace Suzy Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer till September 23th, 2012. From October 24th till November 25th the exhibition will be on show in the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco.”
‘Urban jewellery: Suzy’s charms’ was made possible by the support of The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
Images and text from Mocoloco.
More from large scale and urban jewellery, like the pearl necklace below, from liesbetbussche.com