This project City Ring removed jewellery from the gallery, the glass cabinet and ultimately the body and placed it in the public arena creating a series of site specific works.
I identified a series of locations around my local city precinct, in, around and on top of buildings, in laneways & arcades. Within these locations I identified existing holes created by existing structures; pipes, drill holes, gaps, grates etc, holes that relate to the scale of the human body, specifically the finger.
Rings prior to installation, 18ct yellow gold, sterling silver and diamonds!
Rings prior to installation, 18ct yellow gold and sterling silver. Below is the installation of the gold ring from image above.
On the job on top of the Nicholas Building, Melbourne
The series of gold and silver rings were constructed to fit within the spaces, creating a piece of jewellery in an unconventional context and location. The intention was to create a trail of gold and silver rings in the urban community that members of the public could seek out, discover and wear for the moment.
Final 18ct yellow gold ring in situ.
Rings prior to installation-sterling silver ‘Nut Ring and “Telescopic Ring’
Sterling silver ‘Nut Ring’ in situ. The cental tube protruded thru’ to the rear of the rusty frame just enough for the edges to be burnished and set the ring in place.
This photo is taken from further back to reveal the rusty frame and it’s environment.
Rings prior to installation- sterling silver and 18ct yellow gold ‘Nut Ring’
Gold ‘Nut Ring’ in situ. installed with same method as sterling nut ring, on top of Nicholas Building, Melbourne.
Gold ‘Nut Ring’ in situ.
Gold ‘Nut Ring’ in situ. This was quite high up on the rear scaffolding of a large advertising sign
Sterling silver ‘Telescopic ring’ in situ.
When you look thru’ you see the Arts Center Spire and Flinders St Station.
‘Woodgrain ring’-18ct yellow gold, sterling silver
‘Woodgrain ring’-this was constructed with steel spikes soldered to the rear that were hammered into timber.
‘Pipe Ring’ – 18ct yellow gold and diamonds