Shelter
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Agricultural sheds represent the true vernacular architecture of rural Ireland and constitute a strong and pervasive aesthetic. I wanted to explore this cultural narrative which tells of people’s connection to and reliance on the land 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 presented itself between the land and the shed, and the body and the armpiece. The scale of the armpieces is designed to reflect this specific relationship of proportions.
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Bracelets
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Material: tin cans, heat coloured.
2011

Photography: Sean and Yvette Photography

   min.: 120mm x 55mm x 50mm