LINDA JOHNSTON

Linda Johnston is a jewellery designer and maker graduating from Edinburgh College of Art's Jewellery and Silversmithing department this year and is currently based in Glasgow. Linda explores the concept of light through the sensitive use of titanium, which she juxaposes with plastic based materials.

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Artist's Statement

 

 


My work explores the concept of light and how it interacts with, or is manipulated by surfaces. I am intrigued by light’s ability to alter and transform a material, causing its appearance to be ever changing. This balance between the concept of light and how this is then interpreted through material exploration form the basis of my work. I aim to capture reflections through layering forms together, while creating shadows through the removal of material, allowing the presence of light to be apparent in the jewellery I create.

Urban landscapes and abstracting light through photography provides imagery which I then develop into structures, collaging plastic based materials with titanium. The contrasting media creates interesting combinations of transparency to apply against solid metal that injects colour through an industrial colour palette. Titanium allowsme to achieve crisp lines and clean surfaces which I then colour using heat and anodising techniques. The repetition of forms remains light in weight, while achieving a sensitive aesthetic I desire my designs to contain. An element of movement is incorporated in my work, allowing the wearer to influence how light may affect each surface in various environments, catching glints and flickers of light through movement of the body. 

Further Images

Reverse Panel Brooch I

Reverse Panel Brooch I

(2011) Titanium, white metal, stainless steel, enamel paint. Photograph by Trish Ward.

Hue Brooch

Hue Brooch

(2011) Perspex, titanium, white metal, stainless steel, enamel paint.

Cast Shadow Chain

Cast Shadow Chain

(2011) Titanium, white metal. Photograph by Trish Ward.


Blue Spectrum Neckpiece

Blue Spectrum Neckpiece

(2011) Anodised titanium, reflective fabric, white metal, steel cable. Photograph by Trish Ward.

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