I'm very excited (scared, panic-struck.....) my exhibition is opening on Thursday night, 17th of April at Craft Victoria 31 Flinders Lane in the City, 6 'til 8pm. The lovely Francesca Valmorbida of Pablo Fanque in Sydney will be launching this crazy ship!
In 'Beast' I am exploring the creating of pieces capturing the 'spirit' and attributes of my favourite animals but with my own interpretation as to what these maybe! Tough little wombats, kittenish tigers, bling kangaroos and cocky peacocks, turning them into reliquaries, boxes in which to store a favourite object, keepsake or memento.
Having had years of painful dental issues, I've , also, worked 'Beast' into making personal votive talismans. If they won't behave in my mouth I will make replacements! Animal teeth made of enameled silver and gold leaf, and brass and gold leaf, strung together on string. I have finished the collection off with a group of rings, peacock feathers, dogs, tigers and hearts, what every girl needs to protect her.