The heart. Unnoticed but for it's consistent beat, it determines whether we live or die. The heart is thrilled when in love, swells with inspiration and good spirits, is flooded by passion and broken by grief. These works are about the resilience of the human heart.
I used natural materials very close to the human skin: leather and parchment. By hand-stitching these materials to silver, I create new structures to be worn almost as an extension of the body; as outward expressions of the rhythms inside.
necklace | silver, leather, paint, cotton | 440 x 70 x 50 mm | 2013
brooch | silver, leather, paint, cotton, steel | 100 x 55 x 55 mm | 2013
shoulder piece | silver, leather, paint, cotton, silk, steel | 265 x 65 x 15 mm | 2013
brooch | silver, leather, antler, cotton, paint, steel | 55 x 65 x 35 mm | 2013