ManJewellery

ManJewellery was the second in Part B’s series of one-day-only jewellery ‘happenings’.

On the 20th of November 2011, the research jewellery group Part B held an exhibition of jewellery for men.

HERE is the works on their models, my work was modelled by the delectable Tim Dubois.

Here are a few detail shots.

Here it is on Tim, I was trying to make some tribalistic pieces to go with Tim’s Scarification

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The shorter piece is called Bones of my enemies,

and is made from Copper, brass, glass, porcelain teeth, bones.

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Antique porcelain teeth, bird vertebrae and rat jawbones, held in a glass test tube with copper end caps.

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The copper for the end caps was roll printed using Gretchen, my rolling mill,  and it opens at the side using a copper hook I made.

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Brass chain with a special holder for a bird bone.

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The second longer piece is called On a wing & a prayer.

and is made of copper, brass, glass, and a dried praying mantis.

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My little mantis friend.

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Saw pierced brass cicada wing, copper chain and lace textured copper cap for the  smaller test tube.
His wings are so super pretty and bright green.

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I really loved making these pieces and will keep making different versions,

as I like feeling like I’m wearing my cabinet of curiosity around during the day.

Forgotten Fungi – exhibition now on

New year, new start, new exhibition!

I currently have a really exciting show on at Rooftop art spaces, which is a series of nine weather proof boxes that showcase amazing art from some of Melbourne’s up and coming artists.
their blog here
their Facebook here

What I love about this space is it is perfect for small works like mine, there is a push in the art world to go big, and an implication that larger scale items will always be better, a space like this one allows artists like me to show that small works can make big statements.

Here are some images in the daytime:

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crochet caps

teapot

spots

smithy ring

The really awesome thing about these boxes is that they have tiny lights built in and at night they come alive in a very different waylights

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I am really pleased with this exhibition and I’m in love with the space, it is on until the 29th of January, if you are in Melbourne go grab a cider and check it out.