Thursday, February 25, 2010

white work

Amulets for Osiris (2009) 18 carat gold, electronic shrink wrap,
door bell buzzer parts, brass conductors, gold plated brass

Another archival photography moment, now when there's still ample sunshine outdoors. I made these earrings / objects as a part of our gold project (RMIT, Sarah Ross) mid last year, playfully interpreting ancient Egyptian jewellery in contemporary materials as my theme. Osiris lived in the darkness of the underworld – these were imagined amulets for bringing light in. The circular form which repeats through each piece is the oldest known symbol for the Sun.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


January 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

summer, untitled

December 2009

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todo sobre mi madre – safe armour neck piece

todo sobre mi madre, 2008, safety pins, industrial catch * Inari Kiuru 2008

I've recently began to photograph my jewellery work, mostly for archival purposes. This is a neck piece inspired by the 1999 Pedro Almodovar film All About My Mother, made for the annual RMIT jewellery auction a couple of years ago. I like the graphic way safety pins weave together and form a strong yet light texture. One day I'll make a protective coat out of them. Armour for the city.

Thank you again Kiah Grace McIntyre for the long and patient loan of the piece.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hello 2010, snow and ice

Hi again : )

While we're sweating in the humid heat of ripe Australian summer, in wintery Helsinki icicles are being removed from high gutters so that no-one will get pierced (into eternal summer?) by a falling sharp spike!

This year Finland, especially the south, has had a winter with exceptionally plentiful snow cover. My photographer sister, Kukka-Maria, sent these photos a few days ago.

"Look out for snow and ice falling from the roof (while boogeying in mid-air)."