Transmet. Brooch, 2006. Photopolymer (Perfactory), polychrome and 18k gold, 3 x 4 x 1 in
"A rational fear of death also haunts the living. Artist Doug Bucci, diabetic since childhood, has begun to address in his work the implications of living with a life-threatening illness (a “train wreck,” in his words). His brooch Transmet (on cover) invokes issues of body integrity; he wears it as a talisman. Bucci materializes his fear of amputation, the most common consequence of diabetes. The anatomically correct foot becomes the literal embodiment of Bucci’s fear—but he tames it by making the foot a healthy pink; in reality, the gangrenous appendage would be black and disfigured." - Marjorie Simon, Metalsmith Magazine, 2013
Transmet. Brooch (back), 2006. Photopolymer (Perfactory), polychrome and 18k gold, 3 x 4 x 1 in
Sweetmeat. Brooch, 2012. Photopolymer (hearing aide resin), polychrome and 18k. 3 x 4 x 1 in.
Offering, Brooch with basket. Basket, 2012. 3D Printed Stainless Steel (bronze infiltrated and Glass filled Nylon. 7 x 7 x 3.5 in.