Emerging contemporary jewellers Chloe Rose Taylor and Caroline Thomas are fast making a name for themselves for their talent of transforming “home clutter” into strikingly beautiful objects.
Their upcoming exhibition, Plan B – The Accursed Items, was inspired by short story The Accursed Items by American writer J. Robert Lennon.
Taylor’s series of works springs from one particular description in Lennon’s story, of an icicle placed in a freezer by a child. She said her intention was to “express a child-like sense of magic and excitement” through her choice of materials. To achieve this she has used polystyrene, glow in the dark polymer clay, wood, cord and glitter to “evoke the mystery and transience of childhood and the ice itself”.
Thomas’s pieces also incorporate found objects and explore in a more abstract way the idea of an inanimate item inhabiting different lives.
The exhibition opens at the Toi Poneke Gallery, 61 Abel Smith St, Wellington on May 9.