FRIED EGG & PEARLS BROOCH
Andrew Logan brooches are all created by hand. His wearable art 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 Logan'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 Only three were originally made, two for the catwalk show and one was a gift to close friend and collaborator, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. It is a firm favourite of hers and she adds, “Of course - I now couldn’t exist without my fried egg - what an inspired brooch! I just need a couple of chips with it.”
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, semi-opaque glass, two fragments of slightly striped patterned glass and white glass. There are three irregular keshi pearls dotted within the white and one small pearl coloured bead. 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 13 by 14 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 92 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.