Melinda Young — Oxidised Silver Shadowlands Oval Flower Ring with Colour Change Nano Crystal
Melinda Young is fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative, finding inspiration in architecture, the landscape, and her everyday surroundings. She takes delight in the colours and textures she encounters on her travels through life and this is reflected in her work. Exploring her culturally rich environment is a constant creative stimulus for a maker who is attracted to the tiny details – the ephemera, patina, and beauty of the everyday.
Melinda has a Master of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, she has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas since 1997, her work is held in public collections in Australia and Norway has been included in numerous publications. In addition to her jewellery practice Melinda engages in work as a university lecturer, curator, writer, and workshop convener. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design and a cross-disciplinary PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Culture Environment Society and Space, University of Wollongong.
Materials: oxidised 925 sterling silver, blue topaz colour change nano crystal. This variety of nano crystal displays beautiful colour-changing effects, allowing one colour in daylight (or fluorescent light) and another in incandescent light. The colour changes across tonal blues.
Dimensions: K 1/2
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