(United Kingdom, 1961)
Brooch - Silver chain, enamel, stainless steel.
'Chained Interpretations' ... An ongoing study
This latest collection is inspired by online sources and found images depicting flora and fauna specifically in wooded areas, which I find mysterious and intriguing. As with previous work from this series, images are chosen for their visual composition or specific geometrical aesthetic elements and are given a three dimensional 'chained interpretation', thus converting them into wearable pieces of jewellery.
Each enamel colour is fused and fired on the chain separately and the piece is constructed afterwards from the previously enamelled chain. Emphasis is given in the building-up and layering of the chains. This allows the piece to evolve, with the various types of chain and colours mixing and intertwining, poetically responding to the images as if they were 'still lifes', translating them into an impressionistic pixelated relief of textured three-dimensional layers.