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Julie Blyfield: Second Nature

Exhibition  /  05 Feb 2013  -  02 Mar 2013
Published: 30.01.2013
Gallery Funaki
Management:
Katie Scott
Julie Blyfield. Object: Shot cups, 2013. Sterling silver. Julie Blyfield
Object: Shot cups, 2013
Sterling silver
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Intro
"Materials are selected and ordered. The process repeats over and over, echoing nature’s cycles and repetition". Julie Blyfield presents a new collection of exquisitely chased silver vessels and brooches drawn from the natural world.

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Julie Blyfield
Julie Blyfield is one of Australia’s most prominent jewellers and silversmiths, and winner of the 2011 Waterhouse Prize for Art. In Second Nature, she presents a new collection of exquisitely chased silver vessels and brooches drawn from the natural world.

"Working from one day to the next I focus my attention on observations from nature and working with an ephemeral resource. Using the skills, materials and techniques that are second nature to my practice, I wanted to see where my work would lead as the year progressed. Inspired from  things that I observe in the garden or sight on my daily walks, visits to new and different places, observing the change of seasons, altering  colours and senses, a visit to Japan and experiencing different mindsets. As the year progresses forms emerge, beginning with loose marks and sketches until paper maquettes evolve and the urgency to translate and make begins, decisions are made, altered and resolved. Materials are selected and ordered. The process repeats over and over, echoing nature’s cycles and repetition. A new beginning is waiting for me and my work."
- Julie Blyfield, 2013-2016-2016
Julie Blyfield. Object: Rolled Leaf, Loose Leaf, Double Leaf, 2013. Sterling silver. Lidded containers. Julie Blyfield
Object: Rolled Leaf, Loose Leaf, Double Leaf, 2013
Sterling silver
Lidded containers
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Julie Blyfield. Brooch: Shell like, Folded heart-leaf, Spiral, 2013. Sterling silver, oxidised sterling silver, enamel paint, wax. Julie Blyfield
Brooch: Shell like, Folded heart-leaf, Spiral, 2013
Sterling silver, oxidised sterling silver, enamel paint, wax
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Julie Blyfield. Brooch: Rolled leaf, Soft impression black, Spiral, 2013. Sterling silver, oxidised sterling silver. Julie Blyfield
Brooch: Rolled leaf, Soft impression black, Spiral, 2013
Sterling silver, oxidised sterling silver
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Julie Blyfield. Object: Golden heart-leaf, 2013. Oxidised sterling silver, 22k gold. Lidded container and brooch. Julie Blyfield
Object: Golden heart-leaf, 2013
Oxidised sterling silver, 22k gold
Lidded container and brooch
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Julie Blyfield. Neckpiece: Black Fossil, 2013. Oxidised sterling silver. Julie Blyfield
Neckpiece: Black Fossil, 2013
Oxidised sterling silver
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