OUT THE BLUE

NINE ELECTRIC NEW TALENTS

15th Nov - 27th Jan 2013


‘Reflex’ ring in stainless steel, 22ct gold and pink tourmaline
‘Reflex’ ring in stainless steel, 22ct gold and pink tourmaline
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JOANNA HEMSLEY

‘Reflex’ 2012
A collection of playful, kinetic, stainless steel jewellery that jumps to life as it is lifted onto the body.

Jewellery exists both on and off the body. ‘Reflex’ focuses on the journey between these two states and injects surprise into the moment a piece is lifted to be worn.

My work explores the potential of mechanisms to animate objects by imparting motion where it is not expected and by bringing playfulness and life to conventionally static jewellery forms.

I aim to create an unexpected moment of delight for the wearer or simply put a smile on their face.

Artist’s Statement

Change comes in many sizes. Time is infinite but it also exists as a fleeting moment.

If my jewellery can provoke a simple smile on the face of the wearer then, even if only for a moment, it will have made a difference. And that difference, that moment of delight that I will have bought to another person, no matter how momentary, will be difference enough for me.

Biographical Details

Artists taking part in OUT THE BLUE are: Francesca Flynn, Glasgow School of Art; Mariko Sumioka, Edinburgh College of Art; Joanna Hemsley, RCA, London; Cristina Zani, Edinburgh College of Art; Amy Logan, Sheffield Hallam University; Heather Woof, Edinburgh College of Art; Yannan Song, Central St Martins, London; Nabla Pall, Edinburgh College of Art; Marek Svana, De Montfort University, Banbury.