Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, and for the book recommendations. As per your long time interest in memento mori objects I doubt I have anything more to add. I'll be in touch as the article progresses.
I'm working on an article for Metalsmith about mourning jewelry and I'm interested in your work. I have the review from Gallery Flux in 2006 and the images from your website. I cast a pretty wide net while doing research, so I don't know exactly where I'll end up, but if I would like to use some of your work, I'll let you know so we can have a really good image. Naturally I welcome any other information or new work you'd like to share.
Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us. It is certainly nice to see you here and on the Luke & Eloy website :-).
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Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.
The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?
We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!