Describing this piece as, 'Squares trying to escape the restraints of geometry.', artist Ann Welton has created a geometric yet fluid pair of stud earrings in fine silver. Crafted from copper painted in automotive paint, Ann has attached two curved squares decending from large to small.
Fine silver, sterling silver.
Approximately 42mm from drop.
Width of feature: 24mm
Width of copper material; 1.6mm
Ann Welton discovered gold and silver smithing while studying at NMIT. She went on to complete Bachelor of Fine Art (Gold and Silver Smithing) (Honours) at RMIT, which allowed her to extend her exploration of vessel and jewellery making.
Welton describes her work in the following statement, “My works are strongly influenced by growing up in rural communities, with landscapes that reflected a complex interplay of the natural and undisturbed and imposed farming practises. The beauty of these landscapes was often subtle, even unexpected. Colours were muted, variations subtle, but the textures associated with them were strong and distinctive. Consequently, texture has become a driving force in my making because of its power to connect one to place and people.”