Frances Wadsworth-Jones is an artist who has recently created a fabulous collection of jewellery inspired by pigeon droppings that she has named ‘heaven sent’ based on the idea that a pigeon dropping can be seen as lucky.
She is turning what is seen as disgusting and not something you would want on your person into something that is actually quite attractive. it is an interesting take on it, with surrealist overtones and reminiscent of my recent trip to Barcelona where I looked closer at the works of Dali.
Victoria Contreras – I choose this artist as I really like her work. I’ve always been interested in word play, but it is the conversion of words into jewellery is an interesting notion and I would like to try this myself with some of my favourite quotes. I also like the fact that it is quite intricate and can appear as if no words are there until closer inspection.
Fiona Campbell is a UK based artist originally from Kenya. A lot of her work is wire based from her own drawings and tends to stay close to the themes of flora and fauna.
I quite like the idea of using her work to inspire miniaturised versions of some of the wire work by crocheting wire to create similar examples of her wire birds nests, possibly completing them with beads to act as eggs to create pendants and earrings.
Again like other artists I can see the re-occurrence of developmental work before the final piece. This is an area I need to work on.