Our lives are marked by events of deep and personal significance, whether the birth of a baby or loss of a special person.
The remembrance of past can be embodied in a ring, a bangle or a necklace which has the ability to reach back in time offering special memories and spiritual connection.
Some years ago when my mother was ill I made a Ring in memory of her, its inspiration coming from traditional mourning jewellery and the games we played as children.The ring has a divided piece of onyx representing mum as a mother and a daughter.
A pearl runs around the onyx surface protected by a watch glass.There is a golden hole representing my mother as the centre of my life and the emptiness without her and sometimes the pearl fills the hole reminding me of the fullness of my mothers love.
Jewellery for memory and meaning historically had hidden compartments for hair or photos, many of the pieces here have openings for memento’s and poems.
Death is seen in many cultures as black and in others as white, both represent the absence of observable colour and thus death.
The work you are seeing in this gallery is my personal reflection using aspects of symbolism seen in art, religion, myth and ritual.