Congratulation to Danqi Zhao for winning the Brian Wood Memorial Medal, presented by Margarita Wood.
Danqi’s collection draws on her training in Chinese painting. She wants to remind us of the value of traditional techniques. For instance, the dents that she makes in enamel simulate the effects achieved by brushstrokes on rice paper. The white enamel resembles porcelain, but the unpredictable quality of the metal produces areas on the brooch that are faded or burned.