MORAG SUMERLING

Morag Sumerling is a recent graduate and is currently based in Edinburgh. She is primarily interested in irregularities of surface and accumulated textures found in the surrounding natural landscape. She aims to capture this beauty in her own jewellery structures.

 

Morag Sumerling Scorched necklace

Artist's Statement

 

 

Through the use of structure, colour and mark making my work aims to communicate the atmosphere of the landscape it is extracted from.
Through the process of drawing and photography, I often focus on the irregularities of the natural environment that interests me; irregularity in surface and accumulated texture. Through my work I aim to recreate natural layering and fissures in the landscape.
As a jeweller I am inspired by the way that the manmade and the organic interact. I am interested in instances where temporary manmade structures are forced to overcome the natural obstacles they encounter in an ingenious way. I am also attracted to images of abandoned structures that are reabsorbed and obscured by the environment.
It is this glimpse of organic irregular beauty that I aim to capture in my own jewellery.

 

Further Images

Peeling Brooch

Peeling Brooch

white metal, copper, enamel, ox-hair bristles, 56mm x 42mm x 12mm

Stacked Brooch #1

Stacked Brooch #1

copper, 40mm x 33mm x 8mm

Scorched Neckpiece

Scorched Neckpiece

22 ct yellow metal, copper, enamel, 350mm x 150mm x 5mm


Badlands Brooch

Badlands Brooch

copper, enamel, 66mm x 42mm x 8mm

Debris Ring

Debris Ring

white metal, ox-hair bristle, natural fibre bristle, 23mm x 27mm x 20mm

Stacked Brooch #2

Stacked Brooch #2

gold plated brass, 45mm x 30mm x 5mm


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