Impressionistic paintwork and miniature drawing, meets bold Victorian & late 20th century architecture within Holly’s work.
Encompassing ideas from outside of the jewellery realm, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, as well as from old dioramic books. Drawing and painting are integral parts of her own creative process, so much so that she has developed a way to incorporate them into her jewellery.
Her graduate collection is informed by the architecture of the Kew Gardens glasshouses and how these structures contrast with the abundance of botanical life trapped within. She strives to capture the overwhelming beauty of this combination through crafting together intricately pierced silver, laser cut clear acrylic and hand-painted resin. The transparent and cut-out nature of the materials paired with a fine wire riveting technique, allows light to penetrate & play through the pieces, highlighting the acrylic and resin layers. Each resin sheet is individually detailed with pen and painted by hand in green and blue hues, reflecting scenes of palms, ferns and trailing vines.
Holly believes her jewellery to be pieces of wearable art; celebrating the curious attraction we have to the collection of plants.