Following from yesterday :
- full metal weaving
- scroll/poster hanging
- cut and framed
- free play and pinned
- free play, pinned and adorned
for the ‘Winter Brooches‘ exhibition at Studio 20/17 in 2010; I don’t consider these pieces very successful actually, though I quite like the bar brooch at the bottom of the image
… the ‘Quotes’ group for that exhibition were better in my eyes, as they’re less ponderous and more whimsical
- long weave neckpieces
for ‘Winter Neckpieces‘ exhibition at Studio 20/17 in 2011; these I love!
- gem and bezel set
for ‘Oh Opal!‘ at Redox Gallery (and then Studio 20/17) in 2012; this was the start of a series of experiments with bezel setting; these, being the first experiment, didn’t have perspex on the top … that was to change for future work (to make them more durable)
…which I then extended in the ‘My Australia’ exhibition in 2013
- simple bezel set
for ‘The Love of Coffee‘ at Studio 20/17 in 2012
then for ‘Deck the Walls‘ at Studio 20/17 in 2012; I think they tired of my weaving (and that they didn’t sell; it’s labour intensive and therefore not inexpensive), so this was the last collection of work for this lovely gallery
… again though, the bezel setting is similar to the cut-and-frame work; I’m still not quite content with how it seems to be trapping the material, constraining it, making it ‘less’ somehow; pretty clearly I haven’t yet figured out what is actually my problem with it!
I wonder what will happen next.
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