Chrysalis group exhibition

I’m part of a group exhibition on now at Gaffa gallery in Sydney.

Chrysalis is a show with works from 24 artists all current or former students of Sydney College of the Arts’ Jewellery and Object studio. It is curated by Clare Hooper and Angela Porritt who have done an amazing job putting this show together! A special thanks to both of them and everyone else who helped get my work on the wall as I could only take them as far as the post office in Sweden (ok in this case hand it to the UPS-guy as it was a bit last minute). I wish I could have been in Sydney to see the show in person, but from what I’ve seen and heard through the Internet it is looking great. If you’re closer to Sydney than I am, do check it out it’s on until the 20th of January.

There is also an excellent website for the exhibition where you can find more information about each artist and the concept behind the show.

I sent three pieces; one from my graduating semester at SCA (see earlier post) and two new pieces also exploring the theme of proliferating patterns.

Safira Blom, Self Proliferating Patterns: Organic Partial Ring, 2013
Titanium, 925 silver: hydraulic pressed, hand pierced, torch coloured and constructed

Safira Blom, Self Proliferating Patterns: Organic Overlap Neckpiece (images 2-5), 2013
Titanium, 925 silver: hydraulic pressed, hand pierced, torch coloured and constructed

The Organic Overlap Neckpiece can be worn in many ways, some shown in the images above. It is two sided with the blue showing on one and yellow/purple on the other.

A recent commission

I recently finished some work I had been commissioned. My friend Maria really liked one of my pieces from my graduation work and wanted something similar but a little smaller for herself. She also wanted a matching pair of earrings.

I am really happy especially with the earrings and am thinking they might develop further into a small production series.


Safira Blom, Untitled (Neckpiece), 2013.
Approx. 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm (pendant)
Hand pierced titanium with heat patina and 925 silver.

 

 


Safira Blom, Untitled (Neckpiece, detail), 2013.
Approx. 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm (pendant)
Hand pierced titanium with heat patina and 925 silver.

 

 


Safira Blom, Untitled (Earrings), 2013.
Approx. 2 x 1.5 cm
925 silver, titanium with heat patina.

On another note, adding to my general photography frustration is the lack of light in wintertime Sweden. With only about 6 hours of daylight and the sun never reaching full height it is becoming very difficult to take decent photos with only natural lighting, especially on a white background. I almost think the snap shot I took with my phone (admittedly quite a good phone camera) in the studio shows the earrings better. Someday I will invest some time into making a better photo set up with proper lighting…

Here’s the snap shot:


Safira Blom, Untitled (Earrings), 2013.
Approx. 2 x 1.5 cm
925 silver, titanium with heat patina.