These hoop-style earrings are large, yet minimal and understated. Artist Sarah Murphy has created a feature of frosted-grey piece of titanium folded around a circular stainless steel hoop, where the fold allows the titanium to slide along the wire. The 'clean' design continues with the hook inserting into a tubular section of the hoop. The title of these stylish earrings suggest refined applause!
Stainless steel, titanium.
Thickness of stainless steel wire: 0.8mm
Diameter of hoop: 50mm
Length from drop: 67mm
Sarah Murphy works predominantly in anodised titanium and stainless steel.Of her work, Murphy says ‘Rhythm, repetition and movement are the fundamentals which are often the driving forces behind my work. I use repetition as a rhythm and a play between worlds of colour, movement and shape. In life we experience repetition every day. The simple act of walking, breathing or the sound of our own heartbeat. The gesture or movement of the human body, creating its own random yet syncopated pattern. The use of repetition in my work creates structure. The presence of structure in our lives gives us the sense that we are somehow in control of our own existence. I enjoy creating jewellery with these characteristics and exploring how this might affect the relationship between the wearer the viewer and the piece itself.’