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15/12/2014

COUP de COEUR : Natalie Lee ‘Wired Wearables’

Classé dans : BIAD Birmingham (UK),COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK),Natalie LEE (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 2:30

decouverte at « YOUTH MOVEMENT »

YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee)

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery, 1st Class Honours, crafts Wired Wearables a collection of dramatic arm and neckpieces. An extension of her drawings, the fluid lines in steel are skilfully manipulated using a PUK welder and then enamelled in deep greys with highlights of powder blue and mauve. The continuous play of light and shadow the pieces cast when worn “symbolise the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and the future.” she says.

September 2011- July 2014 : BA (Hons) Degree, Jewellery & Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.

Natalie Lee - Drawing with Wire - sculptural neckpiece with abstract 3D shapes Natalie Lee – Drawing with Wire – sculptural neckpiece with abstract 3D shapes

Drawing with line, Natalie’s work centres around encapsulating narrative concepts; using her own photographs and line drawings as basis for generating shapes, Natalie works in a spontaneous manner which is apparent from the end result. Using a PUK welder, a tool to weld two pieces of wire together, she manipulates wire as a line, effectively drawing with the PUK welder; drawing 3D linear shapes which hold a personal memory of her own.
Natalie’s jewellery features as a series of wearable sketches, creating a collection of moving shadows on the body, The play of light and shadow symbolising the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and future, The personal journey narrated through the pieces concerns a transformation from one phase of life to another; a move which is manifest geographically, The commencement of the journey is now forgotten and the destination yet to be realised; the shadows, colour and light represent moments of the journey. These fragments are juxtaposed and presented as a continuous line/series of shapes.
The past is coloured black, a colour of mourning for the past, The use of light blue and white is in direct contrast; colours which are more positive and open in their symbolism, indicating the future and her ambitions. (KathLibbert Jewellery Gallery – Youth Mouvement)

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled  Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – pendant in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – pendant in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie lee - drawing with wire piece off the bodyNatalie Lee - drawing with wire piece off the body

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – bangle in steel and enamelNatalie Lee  - ‘Wired Wearables’ – bangle in steel and enamel

Natalie Lee - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing aka Jewellery Design and Related Products - Graduate 2014 - School of Jewellery www.schoolofjewellery.co.ukNatalie Lee - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing aka Jewellery Design and Related Products – Graduate 2014 -

 

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