Friday, April 3, 2009

Erin Dolman

"I have been working on a series of one of a kind jewellery pieces over the past ten years, which I call my “Under Glass" series. Rather than relying solely on the use of traditional jewellery materials these pieces utilize layers of natural objects, text and images to create a collage like effect. Moth and dragonfly wings, bones, feathers and skeletal leaves are collected on walks in the woods surrounding my home. Vintage books, prayer cards and old photos are hunted at flea markets and thrift stores and become more precious than gems. Each piece is comprised of three or more layers of sterling silver, copper, acrylic and hand carved, cast elements. Each layers is hand cut with a jeweller’s saw, filed to fit and held together with tiny rivets or bolts. Protected by their layers of metal and acrylic these fragile, delicate objects become fragments of a story, preserved like specimens under glass." - Erin Dolman

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