Friday, 11 December 2009

Questions and Some Answers

Questions: The individual’s feelings: How we accept our feelings, how we align ourselves through our feelings, where these feelings 'live' and/or are placed, and how to represent this within the format of jewellery?

We build an outer persona that we display to the world, whether it be truthful and complete or not.  We use jewellery to enhance, display and communicate this persona.    

But how I want my jewellery to function within this framework is as a more personal, deeper felt reflection of ourselves. 

I want the unknown essences; the un-seen, kept feelings.  
Those that not just reside inside but also form or erode our hearts and minds.

I began with the thought and progressed to a form...the form of the corner. 

A necessary human made structure with ambiguous meanings:

People look at it as a refuge,
 Or it is a suspenseful trap in which choices are few,
Or a place of last resort where that which is not desired is placed to be ignored

Like poetry and music, these corners are read between the lines. They “hide and remain-take place- in the space that isolates the stanzas and amid the margins of the paper: such significant silence that it is no less crucial to compose than the verses themselves[1].”    

They are a peek behind the veil; a feeling to be examined; a reflection to be caught. 

[1] Mallarme’
[2] Designs by Rae Mearkle, Photo by Simon B Armitt


Anonymous said...

I like your website...It is very nice. Explains alot as well.

Rae Mearkle said...

Thanks, I want it to be a glimpse into my inner workings and concept.

Past Exhibitions

Pop up Jewellery Shop -- Dialogue 9,

Jewellery for 20 Quid!, 146 Columbia Rd., London, UK

June 11-June 27. 2010

THE ROLE OF ART, Luxury Goods IX, Courtyard Theatre, London UK

April 27-May 2, 2010

FLUX, Brilliantly Birmingham, Birmingham Musem of Art, Birmingham, UK

November 2009 – February 2010

PAUSE, MA Degree Show, Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

September 2009

NEW DESIGNERS, Business Design Centre , London, UK

July 7- 14, 2009

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