The Shape of My Heart

Animal Beads: Carved plastic animal toys and rubber coated wire


This collection of pieces is based around interaction with nature, as experienced in childhood. From simple play to elaborate make believe, nature and its products have played a valuable role in child development. Here, jewellery serves as a medium through which to interpret this relationship. In a collision of childhood and adult forms, materials and imagery, these pieces are intended to celebrate and to highlight the perceived value of the natural world. For adults and increasingly children also, nature is something experienced from a distance. The aim of these pieces is to bring it close to the body.