FRIED EGG BROOCH
Andrew Logan brooches are all created by hand and unique, as a visionary artist he is always exploring creative ideas and is known for incorporating found objects often from his travels within his work. His unisex brooch pins can be a statement piece and each brooch bears Andrew Logan’s signature. The fried egg is a recent piece but it is becoming one of Andrew's iconic brooches and a much asked about example of his wearable sculpture.
He first created the fried egg brooches for Indian fashion designer Manish Arora for his Ready-to-Wear show for Spring/Summer 2017 in the Paris Runway. Only three were originally made, two for the catwalk show and one was a gift to close friend and collaborator, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.
The admirable brooch features a disc of convex glass at its centre that has been painted a rich yellowy orange colour on the underneath side. The glass has a purposeful crack across it, as Andrew Logan often adds cracks to his pieces, believing it brings luck to the wearer. This yolk is laid over white resin that resembles a stylised egg white, embedded with pieces of milky white glass and slightly textured semi-opaque glass. There are five irregular keshi pearls running around the yolk circumference on the right hand side of the brooch and one other small fragment in the top left hand part of the egg white. The edges are sprinkled with a generous amount of iridescent white glitter, with some silver and various coloured flecks that give the egg some additional shimmer.
This fried egg is not for the faint hearted, it is certainly a statement piece and measures approximately 12 by 12 cm at its widest points. It has a gold coloured safety pin embedded in the resin at rear and has been signed by the artist Andrew Logan who created this piece in 2020. The brooch weighs 77 g and may not be suitable to pin directly through delicate fabrics, such as silk; alternatively it could be attached to a chain and worn as a necklace.