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.