It makes no apology for its size. For conceptually it is borne of rock and landscape and frozen tundra. With this scale in mind it is in fact miniscule. I folded the idea in half. I turned its corners in on itself and then I folded it again. It is a ring. It makes no apology for its size because it represents an idea that is as large as the earth and the heavens combined.
|The Myth of the Aurora Borealis|
It is made from copper sprinkled with silver dust. It is a confident maquete which bears its errors and experimentations well. And....it makes no apology for its size.
|The Myth of the Aurora Borealis - work in progress|
The surface is fractured. A faceted slice is struck into the shimmering ice like surface. A carefully calculated incision made by the Eskimo's spear.
|The Myth of the Auora Borealis - work in progress|
A manmade mark in the landscape, deep into the rock out of which the Northern Lights escape. Free to roam and dance across the sky in a spectral light display.
|Surface detail, Cari-Jane Hakes, October 2011|
When worn this ring will cover all four fingers. A vast landscape and myth and legend and sky all folded down and condensed into a ring that only covers four fingers. It is a slab of geometric beauty. It is pure theatre and it delights in its expansive scale.
For more on the myth see here