Why is she one of my favorites? Because of her wonderful use of old, discarded objects and materials and how she gives these things a beautiful second life as jewellery. But most of all; because some of these objects are often TINS, and me being a bit of a tin-addict this probably explains my fascination with her work.
|Brooch; 'Breast pocket'|
Brooch; 'Long lasting' front & back
Donning Oxford - series:
The materials used within this collection are predominantly sourced from The Oxford Set of Mathematical Instruments. Marketed in over 100 countries by Helix, a company based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, this set of instruments has been used in mathematics and geometry lessons by generations of school children in the UK and around the world.
Responding to an exhibition brief Donning Oxford the grammatical debate surrounding the 'Oxford Comma' and the city famous for education provided an interesting starting point for a collection of brooches, utilising a re-purposed local tin which was appropriately named.
I just adore all of them!