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Capacitor with Blue

Capacitor with Blue

Brooch

Fine silver; Blue powdercoat; Steel

2009


Capacitors are one of the most common electrical components in the world. Even if you don’t know what they are, you have undoubtedly seen one (or several) on a circuit board. They come in several forms, but their purpose is to store electrons and therefore the electric charges needed to run the whole thing.

Within this I find them fascinating objects and simple as their forms are, they can make for some really interesting shapes made in wire. This piece is drawn from a Capacitor found inside an old VCR circuit board. Like other pieces in this collection it is made from fine silver which takes the impression of the wire wonderfully. Though the front appears quite plain and restrained it is set off by a bright blue powdercoat applied to the reverse.

 

Photographs by Gerry Morgan