‘Scattered Seeds’ is a presentation of new work by jeweller Bowyer, currently based in the Mahurangi East, returning from a ten year stint in Melbourne.
This body of work combines cast elements with found objects and materials, directly influenced by a stark change of environment. New materials are introduced by Bowyer, hand-sawn wood and sailing rope as new daily routines offered inspiration that informed this new collection.
New ideas are also explored by Bowyer around data collection, and the application of specifications on the jewellery itself, revealing both an internal thought process of the jeweller and the intention in which certain proportions are used.
Continuing also ideas from his last exhibition at Craft Contemporary, Victoria, October 2021, Bowyer looks back through his own process cycles and begins to analyse and deconstruct them through the lens of influences such as Adhocism and the Mono-Ha movement, with a focus on sustainability and how practice like his might look to reassess their impact on the environment.
Sterling Silver, 18ct Gold 22x22x9[mm] 20g
Sterling Silver, Enamel, Gems, Nylon 43 x 30 x 9[mm] 38g
Sterling Silver, Enamel 31x 24 x 2[mm] 17g
Sterling Silver, Enamel, Nylon 31 x 23 x 3[mm] 14g
Sterling Silver, 18ct Gold, Diamonds 24 x 26 x 6[mm] 8g
Sterling Silver, Sapphires 30 x 20 x 33[mm] 26g
Sterling Silver, Bronze, Enamel 25 x 25 x 6[mm] 14g, 25 x 25 x 9[mm] 15g