Human language is not only a system of communication; it is creative, allowing us to respond to new experiences and situations in novel and innovative ways. (O’Grady 1-2)
Viewing natural objects through perspectives of speech and sound, I create conceptual jewellery and holloware that is sensual and graceful. My work alludes to aspects of language through anatomical and organic forms, linguistic textures and acoustic representations, exploring the relationship between communication and artistic interpretation. Elements of surprise are introduced in the pieces I create, their presence inviting the viewer to investigate the work closely. Appealing colour and texture catch the eye, but expectations are challenged upon closer inspection as details reveal themselves.
I bring a foundation of traditional goldsmithing to a contemporary space by exploring alternative materials and techniques which I have adapted and refined through continuous self-directed experimentation. Precious metals, gemstones and resilient yet glass-like resin come together to create an interplay of light and colour between lustrous surfaces and vibrant transparency. The result is sculptural, expressive work that speaks to the viewer, whether on the body or on display.