This week we are showcasing the work of three of our artists: Sarah Carlson, Jill Hermans and Sarah Murphy. All three were part of the Embark exhibition which closed on Saturday.
Sarah Carlson – Autumn Trees 2012
For Sarah, making is an opportunity to create a dialogue between the original plants, herself as the maker and the future wearer. She captures the plant’s poetic characteristic and fixes it in a state of being, while the living original continues to grow and change.
Jill Hermans – Shibuichi Brooch 2012
Jill is currently occupied with the Japanese alloy shibuichi, and the Japanese ideals of beauty and truth that seem to click so well with this rich material. By juxtaposing simple shapes and forms with rich and intricate surface colours and textures, she is able to create a balance between simplicity and complexity.
Sarah Murphy – Constellation 2012
This body of work is inspired by Sarah’s fascination for astronomy; not to push back the boundaries of knowledge but to contemplate the discovery of new worlds. “I trace my finger across the skies, following familiar constellations, searching for new ones. Knowing that somewhere out there, the tiniest fleck of light, 45 million light years away, comprises billions of suns and planets not yet connected with our imaginary lines.”
What a successful opening!
Thank you for everyone who came along on Friday evening for our first exhibition opening of the year, Embark. We hope you had a fabulous evening and were as inspired by the exhibited work as we were.
If you missed the opening or would like to come back for another glimpse the exhibition is still open.
Bilk Gallery’s first Snippet, submerged by Sarah Carlson, was a great success. Thank you so much if you were able to make it along and we hope you had as much fun as us! There are still a few of Sarah’s pieces available in the gallery, so if you missed out you still have a chance to grab one of her exquisite brooches.