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Held Space (2020)

Working to the brief The Conventional Reformed, Makers of Traditional Change is a curated Handshake show of alumni participants at Stanley Street Gallery in Sydney.
Read my blogs here on some of the process for this project.

Containment of open space has been a line of inquiry for this project. I have explored Japanese design and architecture sensibilities around creating sacred space and the practice of ‘holding space’. In this instance, for a jewellery piece to be held. Traditionally jewellery boxes were decorative vessel's with the function of concealment in order to preserve its contents. Influenced by early Shinto sites of worship which celebrate natural features in the wild rather than grand structures, an approach of simplicity and vastness has been engaged with these ‘open space containers’.