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Sarah Murphy - Shine Dome Stud Earring, Teal, Anodised Titanium

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Artist Sarah Murphy has designed these easy-to-wear concave studs in anodised titanium, embelishing the outer edge with a single line of small silver coloured dots, and another arrangement of dots in the centre in a flower-like formation.

These lightweight titanium studs are inspired by Canberra's Shine Dome. Completed in 1959 and located in the grounds of the Australian National University, this iconic building was designed by Roy Grounds (one of Australia's most important mid-century architects) to be first home of the Australian Academy of Science.

Anodised titanium.

Width of earring: 15mm


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.’