Alchemist in the Anatomy Lab

Inspired by small-scale memento mori sculpture from the 16th century, I have created a series of contemporary anatomical jewellery pieces inspired and informed by me medical illustration practice.

This is a selection of my biomedical jewellery and small scale sculpture including work I created during my one year studio residency at St Vincent’s Hospital during 2010. The work reflects traditional techniques and classical design but is placed squarely in this modern era of unprecedented health self-awareness and information, reflecting the curiosity and interest we have in the increasingly less foreign territory of our bodies.

On at the Melbourne City Library throughout November, 2011

Venue: the City Library Niches, 253 Flinders Lane, Melb 3000. The library is located in the CAE building on the corner of Degraves Street and Flinders Lane, between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets. (Melway reference: Map 1B, M9)

Hours: normal library hours ( Monday- thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Cost: free to Public

Detail of Niche 5 'Academica' ring and jewelry made from old textbooks

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