Courtesy: Adam Paxon
'I aim to produce wearable pieces of jewellery which have a distinct element of fun, though have attempted to skirt novelty and steer toward more suggestive contexts.
Acrylic has excellent working qualities and while initially attracted to the material by the colour it offers, I currently produce work centred on its ability to act as a receptacle for light.
The gleaming wet look finish, the material yearns for, charges these colours (sometimes incorporating reflective surfaces), as if about to burst with ripeness. I am interested in using this to accentuate erotic, sensuous qualities.
This desire to capture life within, and with, the material is probably the main theme running through my work. It is tied in with the development of pieces whose value as objects or creatures is amplified by the method of attachment being in harmony with the piece. In fact, as pieces develop, I see them becoming more and more like creatures to wear.