Rangelands Revealed — Rain Earrings
Silver earrings with beaded wire accents and an organically shaped section removed from each edge. The surface of each gently convex earring has been lightly hammered. The earrings hang from handmade sterling silver hooks. Let it rain! The mighty rangelands flourish even though it is an ecosystem that receives small amounts of rain compared to some coastal or rainforest environments. The hammered surface with beaded wire inserts combined create an effect like a rain shower falling across the surface of a puddle, dam, creek or river.
Kate Gardiner handcrafts jewellery in tribute to the rangelands of Western NSW, and she is based on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country/Canberra. Though her practice, Kate creates pieces that are a distillation of the colours and the small and large features of the rangelands. Her focus includes the curving ridgelines of sandstone that extent for kilometres through the landscape, the red sandy-loam soil, as well as tiny fragments of tree bark and the brilliant stars that blanket the night sky. Kate was a successful entrant in the Emerging Artist Category of 'The Earring Show' 2023, Craft Council of British Columbia, Canada, and she is a successful entrant to the upcoming exhibition 'Pin 9', being held in August 2023 at the Australian National Capital Artists Gallery, Canberra.
Material: sterling silver
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2 x 0.4cm