Folium.1 Sterling Silver Soldered in 18ct gold, 18ct gold, 24ct gold leaf. 50x 20 x 60cm approx
The Folium series had a number of different inspirations, the main being the idea of capturing the delicacy and simplistic elegance of sketches of the surrounding landscape and the wealth of beauty it contains. Another prominent driving force in the work was creating something unique for the table, something that stood totally opposite to traditional silver pieces and became the complete focal point of the table.
Folium- “a thin leaf like structure”. This piece was a development of the earlier wire pieces in the Barren land series. Each piece has been based on new growth/ life and death and so one is flourishing in gold, the other stained and weathered, dying. The gold leaf has been applied loosely and so as it moves in the breeze it will slowly break away, the silver will tarnish and so the piece will stand as a shadow of its former self but no less beautiful.
Folium.1 Sterling Silver Soldered in gold, 18ct gold, 24ct gold leaf. Based on loose sketches of the Irish landscape
Detail: Folium.1 "Gold Leaves" : 24ct gold leaf has been hung to replicate the fragile and delicate leaves and flowers that inspired the drawings.
Detail: Sterling Silver, 18ct Gold, 24ct Gold leaf, 18ct Gold Solder. The gold wires protrude from the heavy base which is encrusted with golden moss to represent new growth and beauty.
Sterling Silver soldered in 18ct gold, 18ct gold, 24ct gold leaf, approximate size of both pieces: 50x 20 x 60cm
Two pieces in the Folium series: one Flourishing, the other dying. One piece blooms in gold to suggest new life and beauty. The other has only remnants of gold, weathered and stained.
Together these two works stand as the complete focal point of the table, an ethereal sense of atmosphere and beauty surrounds them.
The Silver remains stained and black to give a more weathered and tired look
Both pieces in the series have been soldered completely in 18ct Gold to add an extra visual element but also create a greater sense of preciousness