May 28, 2007

SYMBIOSIS - the relationship between the body and adornment

A Masters of Contemporary Arts Graduate Exhibition by Marisa Molin

OPENING NIGHT: 15th June 2007
s.p.a.c.e. gallery. Scotch Oakburn College, 85 Penquite Road, Launceston.
Exhibition continues till 29 June 2007
Gallery opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Symbiosis is a close ecological relationship between the individuals of two (or more) different species. Sometimes, a symbiotic relationship benefits both species. Sometimes however, one species benefits at the other’s expense, and in other cases neither species benefit.

Symbiosis, in relation to my project, is a collection of adornment inspired by Tasmania fungus and saprophytes and its relationship with its environment. I have replaced fungus with adornment and the environment with the body. These works aim to redefine jewellery as simple objects of desire and create adornment that relates to the part of the body it belongs to by feeding or growing from it. The work is part of the wearer and not just an item that is worn for decoration.

May 7, 2007

Catch of the day!

The easter bunny left eggs for me in the form of sea urchins as i found these on a coastal walk on the north east coast of Tasmania on easter sunday.