David Neale is fascinated by ancient metalwork and artefacts, noting that limited technologies need not limit the expressive potential of metalwork. His jewellery designs emphasise hand worked surfaces and often involve the use of stone tools. Neale thinks about the question 'what does jewellery do?' - and hopes it can do something good. The scale and the elemental nature of the material used in jewellery making have continued to interest David, as has the immediacy of the hand making process.
David Neale was born in Bendigo, and studied Goldsmithing at RMIT University. His work is represented in major institutions the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery and others.
Material: fine silver
Dimensions: length 3.7cm, width 2.5cm.