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A New Leaf: The Parameters Project by Rebecca Hannon

Exhibition  /  01 Dec 2022  -  31 Jan 2023
Published: 19.12.2022
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I had been exploring uses for the waste laminate materials created from making my laser-cut interlocked jewellery.

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Rebecca Hannon
The development of work presented in Parameters Project started with an 'assignment' I gave myself as the Covid Pandemic began to change ways of working and living in March 2020. Sheltering-in-place with limited access to materials and less access to my shared jewellery studio presented the challenge of continuing a creative practice. I had been exploring uses for the waste laminate materials created from making my laser-cut interlocked jewellery. I had plastic sheets of (almost) stencils, the absence of the shapes I use in my jewellery, that I started to use as stencils. On 23 x 30 cm sheets of watercolour paper, I inked in compositions with the stencils that I then painted with watercolour. Each sheet had a self-imposed parameter such as monochromatic colour, directional patterns, or only the use of homemade ink.

Once the compositions on the front were complete, I flipped the paper over and again used the stencils to nest shapes next to each other without regard for the colouration/pattern on the flip side.

I then cut out the stencilled shapes with scissors; each small iconic shape was a small watercolour composition I would never have actively chosen to create. An Arts Nova Scotia grant provided for the framing of 10 families of compositions. In December 2022, I will present new jewellery work that explores intuition, chance, colour and new materials inspired by and alongside watercolour compositions.


Mobilia gallery has provided the space for the 10 final groupings of selected watercolour paintings to be exhibited for the first time alongside the piece of adornment they inspired. Ten 38 x 38 cm square frames each contain 8-10 small (appx. 3.8 cm) compositions. New works of adornment are made from naturally dyed fabrics, painted wood, carved foam, aluminium, fine silver, and the colourful laminate Rebecca is known for. A capsule collection of works made during an artist residency at the Illias Lalaounis Museum in Greece can be viewed in the gallery.


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Wednesday, Thursday,Friday 11:00 - 5:00, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 & by appointment.
 
Rebecca Hannon. Necklace: 3 Blooms, 2022. Laminate, sterling silver, synthetic Howlite beads. 76.2 cm. Rebecca Hannon
Necklace: 3 Blooms, 2022
Laminate, sterling silver, synthetic Howlite beads
76.2 cm
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Construction process.
Construction process

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Rebecca Hannon. Wall piece: Parameters Project Frames Watercolour B, 2022. Watercolour on Paper mounted on acid-free matt board and custom framed in a white lacquer hardwood frame.. 42 x 39.4 x 3.8 cm. Rebecca Hannon
Wall piece: Parameters Project Frames Watercolour B, 2022
Watercolour on Paper mounted on acid-free matt board and custom framed in a white lacquer hardwood frame.
42 x 39.4 x 3.8 cm
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Rebecca Hannon. Ring: Chased Spade and Chased Bird Cigar Bnds, 2022. Hand-chased fine silver. 1.9 x 0.16 cm. Rebecca Hannon
Ring: Chased Spade and Chased Bird Cigar Bnds, 2022
Hand-chased fine silver
1.9 x 0.16 cm
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Rebecca Hannon. Necklace: Wood Heart, 2022. Acrylic and lacquer on wood, vintage pink silk obi sash.. 20.3 x 14 x 3.8 cm. Rebecca Hannon
Necklace: Wood Heart, 2022
Acrylic and lacquer on wood, vintage pink silk obi sash.
20.3 x 14 x 3.8 cm
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