GSA Year 3
INGOT TO OBJECT: METAMORPHOSIS
Starting with a 15g silver ingot (made from grain/scrap) you are to make a silver ring.
Taking into consideration the theme metamorphosis, you will transform this ingot, and therefore have your 'fingerprint' on the object from the beginning (rather than starting with bought sheet/wire). (...)
I wanted to show the metamorphosis on two levels: the change of an ingot into the controlled and shaped material as well as the contrast of natural and urban environments. At first, I started to look at the plants in the city and how the two worlds coexist. I've been observing the architectural geometry contrasted with the freedom and lack of a certain pattern present in nature. Then, after sampling and few happy accidents, I researched the lichens and their beautiful colours which I tried to translate later on into the organic part of my work. In the final outcome, I wanted to underline the variety and differences but also the coexistence of the organic and geometrical in the world surrounding us.