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Re-imagine: reinterpret by Catherine Large

Exhibition  /  03 May 2019  -  24 May 2019
Published: 14.05.2019
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Intro
2 years ago, I purchased a collection of enamel colour samples from Lawson Gems in Brisbane. These samples, most on a copper base, with a few on fine silver, came from an unnamed studio in south-east Queensland.

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The range of lustrous colour caught my eye and the possibilities of giving them a new life in another form. Making samples is an integral part of the enameller’s studio and personal to your practice, so you rely on your own testing for colours. I liked the idea of getting these samples out of the studio where their purpose is as a reference tool, and onto the body.
I have tried to maintain the integrity of the pieces, using them as is, complete with flaws, uneven shapes and not quite matching pairs - many of the colour tests are nearly the same colour…but not quite. I have chosen forms to showcase the colour and base-taille detail on the metal.
The sterling silver is recycled, and the 9ct gold was purchased from the estate of a member of my extended family and had been hidden in a box since the early 1990s.
This collection of reimagined and reinterpreted materials is transformed into a collection of unique pieces; they can never be replicated.
 

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Sunday: Closed.
Catherine Large. Pendant: 5 Pendants, 2019. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, vitreous enamel.. Photo by: Michell Bowden. From series: Re-imagine; reinterpret. Catherine Large
Pendant: 5 Pendants, 2019
Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, vitreous enamel.
Photo by: Michell Bowden
From series: Re-imagine; reinterpret
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Catherine Large. Earrings: Blue and green Mis-match, 2019. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, vitreous enamel.. Photo by: Michell Bowden. From series: Re-imagine; reinterpret. Catherine Large
Earrings: Blue and green Mis-match, 2019
Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, vitreous enamel.
Photo by: Michell Bowden
From series: Re-imagine; reinterpret
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Catherine Large. Earrings: Earring Collection, 2019. Sterling silver, fine silver, 9ct gold, copper, vitreous enamel.. Photo by: Michell Bowden. From series: Re-imagine; reinterpret. Catherine Large
Earrings: Earring Collection, 2019
Sterling silver, fine silver, 9ct gold, copper, vitreous enamel.
Photo by: Michell Bowden
From series: Re-imagine; reinterpret
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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