SONDRA SHERMAN    Jewelry
FTDs: exhibition installation
Corsage: Nicotiana'Sweet Sincerity''Pure Grace''Embrace''Enchanted''Slow Dance'
'FTD's' 2009
'FTDs' continues hybrid abstractions of traditional flower corsages and medicinal herbs initially explored in the series 'Anthophobia'.

Florists' Transworld Delivery, is the common understanding of the acronym FTD -there you find the flower corsages which inspired the names of brooches--'Pure Grace', 'Slow Dance', and 'Enchantment'. A less familiar use of the acronym is for, Formal Thought Disorder a term used in psychiatry to describe a pattern of disordered language. A coincidental discovery - seemed all the more apropos of the botanical inspirations of aphrodisiacs and psychotropic plants.












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