Zig Zag Gallery | Nature’s Palette
Geraldine Box, Sue Hibbert, Sue Liddicoat, Jenny Silburn, and Sven Silburn are five artists fascinated by the natural origins of their chosen media: pigments in watercolours, and mixed media; gemstones and their precious metal settings. Both these creative arts can look back to an understanding of the utility of precious and semi-precious stones and organic materials, in producing colour pigments for painting artists and gems and settings for jewellers.
This exhibition brings into focus their relationship with the natural environment, particularly prominent in the plein air works of the painting artists. A number of the works draw from the artists’ many plein air expeditions, while also offering the opportunity to incorporate a diversity of media.
The alchemical magic of precious and semi-precious stones has held a deep fascination for both jewellery creatives. Working with metal and colourful gemstones and the process of transforming an idea into beautiful creations is enhanced by knowing the lasting pleasure they bring to the wearer.
“In a crystal we have the clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle and though we cannot understand the life of the crystal, it is nonetheless a living being” – Nicola Tesla
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