The BSW exhibition of silver and furniture at the Goldsmiths Centre opens today ! The show is really spectacular and if you are in London or can venture out, it is certainly worth the trip. Enamellers selected for the show are Phill Barnes, Rachel Gogerly, Jenny Edge, Tamizan Saville, Janine Greenberg and me !
My work includes a typically diverse selection of the work I produce. Two pieces are from one of my first collections when I found delight in paisley patterns as a design element. Its interesting to refelct on them in comparison to the four modern pieces which give a taster of my latest theme "micro-worlds", where I find facination in images that are part of invisable worlds, objects hidden to the eye. The dish is a celebration of "fizz" patterns similar to the bubbels in champagne and the imagery within the figures link to shapes found under the microscope and scientific studies. One day, I'd like to make more of them as a larger art-based style of work, echoing the other influence contained within them which is the installation of Anthony Gormely's iron men on Crosby beach. As an incidental aspect, in working with gold foils in combination with white and yellow enamels, plus the evolution of the outer shape, these figure pieces are also reminisent of egypt, making them look like modern day mummies.
Clcik here for info and directions to the Goldsmiths Centre http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/exhibitions/
The images here are just quick snaps from my mobile phone to give you a taster of what you can see...
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