Cornelian lenses necklace
Statement necklace composed by cornelian discs that function as little colour lenses that showcase and capture different moments: the fragment of a knotted chain is engraved on the back with gems hanging from it while in an other section the silver back is cut out with gemstone that are falling off. All the cornelians are backed with palladium leaf that give the stone a unique texture and deep colour.
Cornelians backed with palladium leaf, silver
The Cornelian lenses necklace is hand made and hallmark in London and made to order to avoid excess production. For this reason, it can take up to 4 weeks to be crafted. If you have any particular requests or would like this item to be customised please email firstname.lastname@example.org
My aim for the Colours Lenses collection was to produce a a body of work that investigates how the perception of events and objects becomes distorted in the construction of memory and the possibility that the image itself may undergo a modification subsequent to its initial conception.
The collection is marked by the prominent use of transparent stones, as they symbolise the filters that memories place on our perception of events. Just as memories can sometimes distort and reinterpret experiences, these transparent stones are used as lens for memory which natural inclusion and colour nuances transform the image underneath. Some of the stones are revealing the cut out shape, in the metal, of stones no longer wearable or present. Other, through engraving or cut out, rebuild a specific piece of jewellery through a fragment of it in order to capture the moment of their breaking or becoming unwearable and at the same time make it wearable again in order to creates new narratives.