Posts tagged silver jewellery
first work in neurons

I’m forever surprised by just how much thoughts can diverge from the reality of what’s possible and how much this impacts the creative process. and motivation.

Young-ha Kim’s talk is one of the best I’ve seen on this recently.

“write like crazy
when you write slowly lots of thoughts creep in. the artist devil creeps in.
you can’t do it
you have to run fast so the devil can’t catch up”

its true. as much as it seems that thinking will give you the answer to something, it often doesn’t.

The longer this process lingers the more it’s derailed and the more thats held back.

Circumventing the over burdened consciousness is creating. and it makes you more alive.

I’m so far behind in sharing what I’ve been working on. The past few months I’ve been part of some great projects. Lots of new rings and designs. Some have been used in shoots here in Brisbane and in Sydney. Including some earcuffs I made for Sarah Birchley. I will post photos when they’re released. And some darker work is on the way as a collaboration with Glen Krohn and TamZen Holland, really looking forward to revealing this in the coming months.

the focus of the past few weeks has been on my first work in neurons. I’ve included some of the earliest work below. These are will be rings and small sculptures made entirely of silver, exploring neuronal form in different states and part a bigger project to link with neuroscience.

Artisan and the Spring/Summer Finders Keepers
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Working on a lot of projects at the moment.

As part of the RAWards finals coming up next month I’m producing on some really large pieces along with some visuals I will start getting these up on vimeo in the next few days.

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The good folk at the fortitude valley (m)art Artisan store have placed some of work for sale there too. They’re home to some of the best art and jewellery in brisbane so always worth a visit when you’re in the valley.

In the lead up to the RAWards I will selling a lot of my latest pieces at the Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Markets..2nd and 3rd of November – I’ve been making new efflorescence rings lately – Including these double pearl pieces (below). Its on all weekend at Brisbane Old Mueseum. Its Free. With bands and German sausages. What more incentive do you need?

 

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creating the unimaginable

The past few weeks have been incredibly busy but the online store has finally opened!

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Also, my work is now available through Hanasho, Eba’s artisan florist store in West End. There are always amazing works on display here so it’s definitely worth a visit next time you’re in West End.

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I’ve also been making a few interesting custom pieces on request (like the one above), and a new paw pendant (below) that has made its way through to the shop if you would like this this piece. 

 

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Still very busy on some big projects in the background (including 3D design work!)… so some really exciting announcements to come in the next few months!

Whilst I am a strong believer in the traditional jewellery design and creation process (there is nothing like making something with your own hands), works like those by Michael Hansmeyer are really driving my inspiration for larger scale designs.

When I first saw images of these columns online I thought they had been created by condensing architectural designs into single columns but after watching Michael’s talk the other night they have only become more impressive. I love the concept of making forms beyond imagination. Drawing from the process of natures creation, rather than directly from its form, he has created these vastly complex awe inspring structures that bear so many similarities to gothic architecture and the organic.

Then there are artists like Riusuke Fukahori who do all this with their bare hands… Riusuke paints (not prints) using the same layered effect to create beautiful and immersive works.

These works are incredibly inspirational. Watch the video.