Ripple, 2013
Brass, elastic

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This necklace was made to provoke play. The movement of the components is in the control of the wearer, however can be made to ripple when stroked. This work is made to develop a connection with  the wearer and a sense of intimacy. 

Untitled I, II, III, 2013
Digitally manipulated photographs 

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This photographic series presents ruptured images for the viewer to decipher. By including shadows of absent jewellery the images provoke questions of how we 'wear' our wealth today and memories of what wearing felt like. 

Rhinoceros Tears, 2013
Copper, silver, enamel, charcoal, pearls

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In 1515, the King of Portugal, Manuel I,

gifted a Rhinoceros to Pope Leo X.

Near the journey’s end, off the coast of Italy,

the ship encountered a storm.

 

The Rhinoceros sank with the ship. The bones of the animal were raised after the wreckage. 

 

 

Clarke, T. H. (1986) The Rhinoceros from Durer to Stubbs: 1515-1799. London: Sotheby’s Publications

Close, 2013
Copper, stainless steel, latex, glitter 

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Five brooches depicting images of a close friend. 

This series investigates the intimacy of friendship within a context of post traumatic stress disorder. Gold glitter has been used as a metaphor for anxiety.  

Making Tracks, 2013
Brass, rubber, leather 

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This trundling hand held devise marks tracks along whatever space the wearer would wish. This is a tongue-in-cheek necklace addressing humanity's need to draw lines accross our landscapes.  

Legs, 2013
Brass, mild steel, stainless steel 

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This brooch suggests the spindly legs of bugs suspended on the body to admire. The dangling segments attract to a magnet attached undeneath clothing, activating a tension through the wires that animates the work. 

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