Morag Myerscough has partnered with jewelry brand name Tatty Devine to produce a collection of brooches, earrings and necklaces impressed by her new work.
Recognized in London in 1999 by Chelsea Faculty of Art graduates Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, Tatty Devine is a label very best acknowledged for statement items and bold colours and styles.
For this cause, the manufacturer states it has a “natural affiliation” with Myerscough’s operate, which similarly utilizes dazzling colors and graphics in huge scale installations, drawings and structures. The brand name adds it and Myerscough also share a “like minded aim on pleasure, building positive variations and creating perform for everyone”.
“It is like wearing models of my structures on your body”
In trying to keep with Myerscough’s installations, each and every piece of jewelry is produced from what she refers to as her “material of choice”: FSC qualified birch plywood. It is then painted applying a blend of electronic and hand painting tactics. Each piece is handmade in Kent by an all-ladies crew, according to Tatty Devine.
It has been an training in taking part in with scale, according to the designer, because her operate is regarded for substantial-scale items commonly and the success of this venture are a lot scaled-down.
“When I am working on a venture I see huge constructions in my head but I attract all the things in tiny scale, always wondering about the room they will end up in,” states Myerscough. “This has been a great practical experience as the jewellery is so small it is like carrying designs of my buildings on your body.”
Inspired by modern work
Every single piece incorporates recognisable references to Myerscough’s past function. Some consist of factors lifted straight from previous items, even though other individuals use the exact typefaces, colors and motifs.
The Eye See necklace, for case in point, attributes a black and white eye, taken from the designers Temple of Curiosity set up at AfrikaBurn tunes competition. The Agape necklace utilizes the colourful concentric circles found on the Temple of Agape, which Myerscough developed for the 2014 Competition of Enjoy on London’s Southbank.
In the meantime the Love brooch and New Now necklace equally use typography taken from Myerscough’s modern murals: Our Superheroes We Love You in Leeds and A New Now in Milan respectively.
“Why reinvent the wheel”
Getting been a admirer and collector of Tatty Devine jewellery for some time, Myerscough suggests she “could not think her luck” when Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden acquired in touch about a collaboration.
She states the process was a collaborative one that felt “so all-natural and joyful”, and involved plenty of dialogue.
“I have amassed so substantially articles about the a long time in my perform, patterns, colors, phrases – so why reinvent the wheel when it was there to be applied,” she suggests. “I am applied to looking at my perform at this little size and in my head I visualise them in areas and real sizing, so to really don them as very well felt like magic.”