Heel to Throat
hand-cut and formed anodised titanium with hinges, catches and decorative elements handmade in sterling silver
‘I am a fourth-generation silversmith. My professional practice is built on a sense of honour and obligation in learning the craft developed by my father, grandfather and great-grandfather. This connection through shared labour provides the opportunity to reflect upon their philosophies and beliefs.
One shared value is a profound respect for the Australian landscape. This is evident in the meticulous landscapes painted by my great-grandfather, my grandfather’s delicate carved sterling silver motifs that celebrate the beauty of Australian wildflowers, and my own works referencing wildflowers and landscape forms.
These works incorporate uniquely Australian motifs, for example the collar in this collection depicts Euphrasia Arguta, a West Australian wildflower listed as extinct. This flower, a tiny delicate blossom, is insignificant and not particularly striking. Its loss could easily be overlooked. For me it speaks about fragility and impermanence.’