Mackenzie Pearl Reid Title: Tied to Home  Materials: Copper textured with quartzDimensions: 11.5 x 10.5 x 7 cm  Date: April 2022

Mackenzie Pearl Reid

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Title: Tied to Home

Materials: Copper textured with quartz

Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5 x 7 cm

Date: April 2022

Artwork Statement: Growing up in Nova Scotia I feel connected to our rocky shoreline. The once-jagged rocks are eroded away by crashing waves into smooth round forms. This piece is meant to represent this erosion process in relation to mental health. We are formed by our surroundings and tied to our past like a loose piece of rope, washed ashore, caught in the rocks. This piece is tied together, but with copper wire. The main body is formed by first using a hydraulic press, then continued raising by hand. Finally textured with a large piece of raw quartz, this was done to create a stone-like exterior. When the piece is together it creates the shape of a feminine form, representing myself and paying homage to my home. 

Artist Statement: Silversmithing allows me to express the textures of my surroundings and their connection to our emotions. Through the combination of technical jewellery work and large scale sculptural holloware, I show how we are shaped by our past.

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