May 17, 2010

Experiential Jewellery

Experiential Jewellery 2008 is my graduate project. Made with sterling silver, and surgical steel. Photography & suspension hook courtesy of Nic Fletcher. Worn by myself and fellow jeweller, Gillian Deery. Once the body’s borders are determined by the individual; cold, prickly jewellery becomes a device. Challenging sensory boundaries whilst integrating the body & object with the mind. The film footage of this project was shown in Best in Show 2009 at Objectspace Gallery in Ponsonby.

Link to Objectspace

Maurice Merleau-Ponty French Philosopher 1908-1961 saw the body as a means to experience the world. “My body is the fabric into which all objects are woven, and it is, at least in relation to the percieved world, the general instrument of my comprehension.”