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14/08/2010

COUP de COEUR ! Beth LEGG, from the far north coast of Scotland

Classé dans : Beth LEGG (UK),BOOKS / BIBLIO,COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 12:21

« My jewellery pieces explore the sense of place through the embedded object and memory. The remote environment I come from in the far north coast of Scotland from has strongly influenced the work I produce. I have always been fascinated by the hinterlands and quiet edges of places – a bleak remoteness which can be both beautiful and melancholic.
I like to think of the body as a landscape – the jewellery pieces are transformed when worn and the wearer appropriates the narrative of the landscape and forms their own associations through the piece. Away from the wearer I would like my work to take on the character of still lives through a contemplative and sensitive interpretation of the sense of place. I tend to work instinctively with materials rather than contriving designs beforehand. I enjoy the labour of traditional hand tool methods – forming a dialogue with materials through the exploration of their innate qualities and discovering their inherent possibilities. I find this process of designing through making both intellectually and emotionally satisfying.
My work can be seen as a moving dialogue – each piece an exploration of composing elements encompassing themes of landscape and memory, ultimately reflecting the often bleak and fragile nature of the environment I come from. » (Beth Legg)

COUP de COEUR !  Beth LEGG,  from the far north coast of Scotland dans Beth LEGG (UK) Image1Image7 dans BOOKS / BIBLIO
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Beth Legg-pods and buds necklace

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Beth Legg‘buds
Beth Legg‘rivers mouth’ neckpiece

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Beth Legghinterlands neckpieces, I & II

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Beth Legg« In this neckpiece the wych elm wood is treated as a precious material and is set in a method similar to the way traditional jewelers set precious stones « 

 

BOOK :

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Les bijoux en matières naturelles – Beth Legg – Eyrolles , Paris 2009 – 143 pp

(traduit de l’anglais : « jewellery from Natural Materials »)

 

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