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The Trees Have Names by Vicki Mason in Shanghai

Exhibition  /  01 Sep 2018  -  12 Oct 2018
Published: 03.09.2018
Vicki Mason. Pendant: Totems - details, 2017. Powder coated brass, cotton, oxidised nickel silver.. Largest - 62 x 28.3 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. From series: Totems. Vicki Mason
Pendant: Totems - details, 2017
Powder coated brass, cotton, oxidised nickel silver.
Largest - 62 x 28.3 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
From series: Totems
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In this contemporary jewellery exhibition Vicki Mason brings city trees to life. Her large green tree pendants have a graphic quality that commands our attention seeking to remind us of the importance of the organic world in our hard surfaced densely built city environments.

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Vicki Mason
Stylised, colourful and precious metal leaves, flowers, seeds and pieces of bark are part of a series titled Litterfall. This series draws attention to the unique forms of tree litter that we habitually overlook and tread on as we go about our days. The vibrant show pony wattle and eucalypt flower brooches pop with life and fun. But their inspiration is grounded in the need to cultivate a sense of custodianship for city trees in the next generation through fostering an awareness of the importance of their value in the urban landscape.

The trees that inhabit our urban streets, parks, gardens and open spaces frame our daily existence, reminding us of the importance of the organic world in our hard surfaced densely built city environments. The long-term sustainability of urban environments is put at risk as space for planting trees and other vegetation is lost, due to the demand for land being high in urban settings. Trees in the urban environment exist between the social and natural worlds and the trees looked at in this body of work by jeweller Vicki Mason follow encounters with city trees Mason had while undertaking a residency in Barcelona in 2015. Trees offer us a sense of permanence, while at the same time reminding us of natural cycles of growth, fertility, decay and death. They tell us about our history and heritage, help mark the rhythm of the seasons, purify the air we breathe and help define our identity and place.
Vicki Mason
Vicki Mason. Pendant: Pinus pinea, 2017. Powder coated brass, cotton, oxidised nickel silver.. Including cord 61 x 28.2 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. From series: Totems. Vicki Mason
Pendant: Pinus pinea, 2017
Powder coated brass, cotton, oxidised nickel silver.
Including cord 61 x 28.2 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
From series: Totems
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Eucalypt Hybrid, 2018. Powdercoated brass, cotton, linen, fabric pen, leather.. Largest - 13.5 x 13.5 x 5.2 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. From series: Eucalypt Hybrid. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Eucalypt Hybrid, 2018
Powdercoated brass, cotton, linen, fabric pen, leather.
Largest - 13.5 x 13.5 x 5.2 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
From series: Eucalypt Hybrid
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Crisp Eucalypt Hybrid, 2018. Powdercoated brass, cotton, linen, fabric pen, leather.. 9 x 9 x 3 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. From series: Eucalypt Hybrid. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Crisp Eucalypt Hybrid, 2018
Powdercoated brass, cotton, linen, fabric pen, leather.
9 x 9 x 3 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
From series: Eucalypt Hybrid
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Vivid Eucalypt Flower, 2018. Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen.. 9 x 9 x 3.5 cm. From series: Eucalypt Hybrid. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Vivid Eucalypt Flower, 2018
Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen.
9 x 9 x 3.5 cm
From series: Eucalypt Hybrid
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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