28 July — 20 August 2016
Most artists are gatherers of stuff. For myself, anything is fair game. Often materials are collected then played with as I try to find a way to express what the piece says to me.
With the piano parts playing loudest in my head I lay them out to resemble a skeleton - or is it a millipede as it crawls across my mind? Some more restful pieces that I have gathered from my ambles in nature are coated and embellished, whilst others are left in peace. If you listen long enough you can hear their music and it is sweet.
Window from Left to Right
Fossilised ponga, Powelliphanta shell; sterling silver brooch with ponga and resin insert; sterling silver pendant with ponga and resin insert; sterling silver brooch with ebony from piano keys.
Song of the Sea
Sea Urchin skeleton; bird skull; Dried seaweed brooch with sterling silver and ebony from piano keys; sterling silver and ebony from piano key pendan
The Forest meets the Sea
Deep sea crab shell with fresh water pearl; dried flower head; drift wood and sterling silver brooch.
Piano parts, wood, nails and glue