Melbourne artist Aurelia Yeomans joins e.g.etal gallery with a new handmade jewellery collection inspired by raw geologic form and intricate crystalline structures.
For this body of work, titled Crystallised, Aurelia explored wild and barren Icelandic landscapes, climbed through ice caves, and studied the molecular properties of water as it transforms into ice. The result is a collection that evokes a sense of deep reflection, elegance and intricacy, observed through the details of our natural world.
Each of Aurelia’s pieces begins with a hexagon, which is the core form of every crystal. A sense of movement pervades the collection, with abstracted forms that capture the spirit of a crystal as it evolves.
“My work is informed by metamorphosis and phenomena in nature. I’m fascinated that we as humans are all directly connected to it on an atomic level, in a sort of biological and energetic symbiosis,” said Aurelia. “I often contemplate how different energy frequencies impact on water, plants and animals. Simultaneously, I’m fascinated by how we are impacting on each other and the environment around us through the energy that we emit. These molecules are all just interacting with each other.”
The impetus for this collection came from a 2016 trip to Iceland and artist residency in Germany. “It was an incredibly transformational experience,” said Aurelia. “It triggered me to think deeply about our relationship to water as a fundamental connection to all life. There are so many stories to uncover that are embedded in the elements in the natural world.”
For Crystallised, Aurelia combines precious metals with diamonds in many forms: from brilliant white to speckled salt-and-pepper, black diamonds and diamond slices. Icy blue topaz, grey spinel and sapphires also feature in the collection. A self-developed technique using industrial enamel on steel creates a rocky, slate like surface which lends itself beautifully to Aurelia’s language of landscapes.
Through her work, Aurelia aims to highlight the intrinsic beauty of the materials she uses, reminding us of our deep connections to the natural world. “Wearing a piece of handcrafted jewellery can bring the beauty of nature’s gifts to our consciousness.”
Crystallised is now available at e.g.etal gallery, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. www.egetal.com.au
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