+ THESE ARE THE WORDS OF A HUMANIST +
“Concieve form in depth.
Clearly indicate the dominant planes.
Imagine forms as direct towards you;
All life surges from a centre,
Expands from within outwards.
In drawing, observe relief, not outline.
The relief determines the countour.
The main thing is to be moved, to love.
To hope, to tremble, to live.
Be a man before being an artist!’
AUGUSTE RODIN -
Piece of writing i came across while looking at “The Age Of Bronze’
As a Jeweller i design for the body, for the human, for the person. It may be an accent of ones character, a declaration of who we are, were, or want to become. These objects, sculptures, talismans, Netsuke, rings, whatever it may be, are a testament to what we believe in. I execute them in precious materials because i regard these concepts/ideas so highly, not to be taken lightly. Humor being the most important of all materials, seriously…. think i’m joking? My name is Joy after all.
There is great pain an anguish in this life, and ofcourse i try to convey that in some of my work too. There are days when i wear my mothers mourning ring, (gold with an onyx she had fitted when her mother died), to remind me of the frailty of life, and how these objects last beyond us. I see it as a piece of my mother, her mother before that, and i now wear it as a testament to my love for those women, and the precious material I was made from.