September 2012

This Fool's Gold
Solo exhibition
Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne

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The jewellery collection that I grew up treasuring included plated orchid souvenirs, Disney charms, leather gum leaves, 'tiger eye' and painted plastics. It was by observing and interacting with these pieces that I came to understand the basics of object construction. There was very little materially precious jewellery; colour and shape was what I valued most.

Brass is a material that can be used to learn the basics of jewellery making, and I take great comfort and pleasure in continuing to work with it. It allows me to cut, bend and stick parts together in a playful and spontaneous way, slowly discovering a collection of shapes and patterns with which I am happy.

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