Quiet time doesn’t feature much in my world and music is a HUGE part of what keeps me going everyday.
I wanted to reflect this in a series of wearable sculptures that would identify with key music-related moments in my lifetime. These wearables were made to stimulate conversations around the question of what jewellery can be by using a combination of techniques borrowed from costume making, jewellery making & sculpting. The aim is to present them to a wide range of audiences and continue these conversations in as many forms that they will take.
I’m very aware that this type of art can be difficult to connect with for most audiences, as it’s mostly all in the head of the artist and can seem a bit pretentious; so alongside these more abstract wearable objects, I created a more accessible collection of Limited Edition jewellery pieces. These are still connected to the original three pieces but allow those who feel ‘left out’ to join in on the same or similar conversations if they want to. Alternatively, they can just be appreciated for the pieces of jewellery that they are.
These Ltd. Ed. pieces are all hand made by Spam and available to buy (see the For Sale page) so that you can take these conversations home with you and continue them at your leisure.
“Eurovision Swan Contest” body piece, 2018 – Iceland plastic bags, textile, thread, glue, tape
“Grunge vs Acid House” body piece, 2018 – recycled t-shirts, Silk Clay®, base metal, Dunlop Tortex 0.60mm guitar plectrums, thread, paint
“Ode to Nu Metal” head piece, 2018 – Nu Metal band t-shirts, stretch netting, Nu Metal band patches, thread, paint
photos by Greenland Photography