Jeweller, Donna Brennan will be exhibiting her work and photography at the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in her new exhibition, Hortus Conclusus.
This body of work is a major development in London-based jeweller and photographer Donna Brennan’s practice. For over 20 years, she has been creating small-scale, wearable sculptural forms composed of precious and semiprecious stones that explore refraction and the interplay of light.
The work explores the materiality of a 2D image by adding an embellished 3D wearable dimension, which is extracted and crafted – or ‘borrowed’ from the photographic image upon which it is mounted.
Derived from the Latin term for ‘enclosed garden’, Hortus Conclusus is a series of wearable sculptural art pieces, crafted from a mélange of minerals, stones, gold, bronze and silver and presented against an photographic backdrop of floral images printed on aluminium.
There will be a Meet the Maker Talk at the CAA on Saturday 30 June, 3-5pm.
Find Donna at Goldsmiths’ Fair, Week two, stand 50.
See her Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitor profile here.