Jewellery & Objects
My Background is in contemporary art jewellery and object design, working primarily with mediums ranging from metals, timber and lacquer. My interest falls in the transition between materiality, technology and traditional craft skills for new translations in the appearance of surfaces and textural responses. In my work the notion between the static and moving object is a critical junction to determine points of reference and material diligence.
Design & Research
I create jewellery and objects to shift intercultural values and perspectives. These are formed by my personal emigrational routes, multiple cultural identity and contemporary context. They are the spaces and forces between material craft and design practices. Dialogues are developed through the interdisciplinary approaches in design synthesizing traditional art methods, graphic animation with gold and silversmithing techniques and digital technology combined with Japanese metal and lacquer application to create forms and surfaces that merge these ideas together.
Japanese lacquer and Maki-e is a multifaceted craft. It uses specialised tools, materials and techniques of which when applied achieve varying visual results and dimensions. It is an extraordinary technology that is attractive due to its lustrous metallic and subtle sculptural surface design essentially formed from the sprinkling of gold and silver granules. It is this engagement with the art of the brush to translate as a surface ornamentation in the design and making of jewellery and objects that continues to challenge me.