Wednesday, 23 September 2009

girls against gold 2009, natasha marcus-taylor

untitiled, brooch, 925 silver, bone, stainless steel pin, 2009

So how am I “against gold” when I work with gold everyday?
Well I’m not against gold, as a ductile and malleable metal for making jewellery, but I am concerned with what gold has come to represent. Gold prices continue to rise, becoming unattainable and unaffordable for many people. Gold represents the high-end market of jewellery, not what most can afford.We wish to challenge this thought. I wish to produce jewellery how it used to be made, well designed, well crafted, and made for a meaning.

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