Using the photographs for more than their colours
while researching other artists that have similar objectves as me, I found a jeweller by the name of Marian Hosking, Her subject matter is the flora of Australia and in many pieces has used images or silhouettes of plants. instead of using the image as is, she layers images, deconstructs and reassembles images in order to create a new image all together. With this in mind, i wanted to use the photographs that i have been taking and use them not only for their colours but also for their potential to create interesting shapes.
Above is the original image. I took this image and made it black and which a swapped negative and positive.
This is the result. The aim was to them pierce out sections of this image and enamel the positive areas.
These are some of the test pieces and cut outs. i am in the process of manufacturing a statement neck piece that will be claw set with silver.