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Microcosme

Exhibition  /  06 Sep 2007  -  23 Sep 2007
Published: 31.08.2007
Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h
Paul McClure. Pendant: Orbits and organelles, 2007. 18kt gold, sterling silver. Paul McClure
Pendant: Orbits and organelles, 2007
18kt gold, sterling silver
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Intro
(...) Through the formal language of biology and chemistry and the manipulation of forms from the microscopic scale, I construct a microcosm of the human body. (...)
Historically the decorative arts have drawn on the natural world for inspiration. The quest for knowledge from the natural sciences has led to the discovery of incredible forms (bio-molecules, cellular structures and atomic orbits to name a few). Through the formal language of biology and chemistry and the manipulation of forms from the microscopic scale, I construct a microcosm of the human body. The resulting jewels create a language of ornament appropriate to our era of scientific knowledge and faith.

The jewelry in Microcosme adorns the body, reveals our internal world and reminds us of our contemporary human condition. 

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