Shelter
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Agricultural sheds represent the true vernacular architecture of rural Ireland and constitute a strong and pervasive aesthetic. This work seeks to explore this cultural narrative as contemporary jewellery. By removing these structures from their normal context and placing them on the arm, the body is used as a stage for opening dialogues and triggering memories. A parallel relationship presents itself between landscape and structure, and body and jewellery. The scale of the armpiece seeks to reflect this relationship of proportions. This work is indebted to the great skill of master tinsmith James Collins.
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Bracelets
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Material: tin cans, heat coloured.
M.A. 2011 Dublin

Photography: Sean and Yvette Photography

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