Monday, January 31, 2011

Wonky wedders

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18ct yellow gold Wonky wedders

I have been making these rings for a number of years now, and they are one of my favourite designs.
There is a thin and a wide version.
I began exploring this form for a number of reasons, the first being that I like to turn rings around when I wear them, and with these rings, every 'turn' of the ring is different, something to explore.
They are also very tactile.
And life is pretty wonky, which is what makes it so very interesting








thin version, one view






another view




this is the wide version








and another view








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Saturday, January 29, 2011

wood

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(Source: cinoh via  yama-bato, via reclusive-genius)



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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ava ring

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Ava ring, 18ct yellow gold set with old cut diamond, champagne diamonds, and ruby
photograph by Terence Bogue



this ring was named after my niece Ava










now I just have to design a piece for Alice and Molly







then Jimmy




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Monday, January 24, 2011

paten

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Serpentine paten with fish. Paten: 1st century BCE/CE; mount: court of Charles the Bald (second half of the 9th century). Serpentine, gold, glass and gems.


paten n. the plate on which the bread is placed in the celebration of the Eucharist.


I think that this paten is beautiful; both precious and precious in intention


I saw this image on Catherine Willis's blog
image from here and here













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Saturday, January 22, 2011

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from the garden


























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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Corollary

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Elfrun Lach's exhibition Corollary opens tonight at Craft Victoria.








image from here 



This exhibition is to be opened by the amazing Ramona Barry, something not to be missed.

Read Ramona Barry's essay on this exhibition here

Elfrun Lach: Corollary

 21 January – 5 March 2011
Gallery 2

Opening Thursday 20 January, 6-8pm
Craft Victoria




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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

inspiration

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Lynda Benglis, Zita, from the Sparkle Knot series, 1972
image from here 








Lynda Benglis , Valencia
image from here









Lynda Benglis, Bravo, 1972
from here






Lynda Benglis, Victor, 1974
from here


...I was also creating an energy through the metal. Metals have different energies. And this particular work combined many metals. The outside surface is tin and the inside surface under the tin is steel. Under the steel is the plaster. Under the plaster is the cloth. And you can see the cloth edges at the bottom of the knot, the two ends. And under the cloth is that screen wire that we use everyday on windows...


audio program excerpt from MoMA 2001









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Monday, January 17, 2011

Lily ring

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Lily ring set with Ceylon sapphire, diamond and champagne diamond

this ring was named after my niece Lily








































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Friday, January 14, 2011

Queensland

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image by Pene Durston, from here

Pene Durston at Cottage Industry in Fitzroy is donating 100% of sales of cushions made out of tea towels from QLD  to the relief fund for flood affected Queensland. As Pene writes on her blog, that Cottage Industry would donate:

100% of the retail price for every Queensland themed cushion sold from now until the22nd of January

Cottage Industry 
67 Gertrude St Fitzroy 3065
03 9419 2430


I hope that they sell out. I treasure everything that I have brought from Cottage Industry.
It is heart breaking what is happening in Queensland. It is a beautiful state. My family live in Brisbane, and are safe where they are, but it is a worrying time.
Best wishes to everyone affected by these floods.

 

paper and light

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This light shade was made from tissue paper, white paper, cut up paper doilies and clear drinking straws.
Depending on the light source, it changes during the day, sometimes almost translucent, other times very stark. When the light is turned on, it is different again.






















































 light n. 1. that which makes things visible, or affords illumination : all colours depend on light...









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Thursday, January 13, 2011

colour and texture

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I made these pieces out of pipe cleaners. I had been thinking about making works like this for a while and then decided to include a pipe cleaner installation as part of the Christmas installation at e.g.etal. I was lucky enough to get 3 of the pieces back from this display ( which was great as every time I make one they come out differently, so each piece is unique) and made the rest to fit the wall space.
they are funny happy things.
































































































































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