MEGAN ADAIR

Megan Adair is a jewellery artist graduating this year from Edinburgh College of Art.

Artist's Statement

Photography and photomontage play a key role in my influences as a jewellery artist. Inspired by the surrealist artists of the early 20th century, I aim to capture a similar play between reality and illusion. Photographing the cityscapes that surround me, my intention is to evoke a sense of the city, which is at times overwhelming; streets laced with buildings and signs, roads studded with lights, amongst a mass of moving people and traffic. Simultaneously this urban landscape can sometimes seem like the most deserted and lonely of places.Through the inclusion of self-portraiture I suggest a universal idea of human experience, the movement of the body mapping out a sign language to our thoughts and emotions, which unlike the bombardment of words and signs in the city, has no written meaning, yet seems so powerful. I aim to engage an audience through the interactive qualities to my jewellery which beg to be looked through, tilted and examined closely. Like a photographic transparency held to the light or a window illuminated in the night time, I feel my jewellery provides a visual gateway into another life, a fragment of information which leads our imagination to create narratives around that mystery.

Further Images

Kaleidoscope Neckpiece

Kaleidoscope Neckpiece

Kaleidoscope Neckpiece

Kaleidoscope Neckpiece

Roads Brooches

Roads Brooches


Viewmaster Bangle

Viewmaster Bangle

Three Way Vision Neckpiece

Three Way Vision Neckpiece

Film Canister Necklace

Film Canister Necklace


Noughts and Crosses Necklace

Noughts and Crosses Necklace

Miniature Kaleidoscope Necklace

Miniature Kaleidoscope Necklace

Negative Studs

Negative Studs


Elevate Neckpiece

Elevate Neckpiece

Eye Chart Neckpiece

Eye Chart Neckpiece

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