Originally trained in the sciences, and with a long and varied career working in science-based organisations, I have over recent years been making an active transition into the visual arts and the world of contemporary jewellery.
My work tends to be project based, with each new collection centred around different ideas, medium and approaches. The allure of things elusive and the impacts of those desires seems to be a recurring overarching theme.
I enjoy experimenting with different disciplines to help express my ideas, including photography, film, drawing, and print. I like to make objects as well as jewellery including blends of the two, and like the slightly ambiguous nature of some of these pieces.
I am fascinated by the creative process; the relationships between, and opportunities for cross-over with craft, design, applied and fine arts; the integration of structured thought and research with intuition and play; and the potential presented by different modes of presentation, for example, through the work, installation, photography, and other support material such as artist books and catalogues.
My education and subsequent work experience in the sciences has been a rich source of creative inspiration for me – and has also armed me with good research and creative thinking skills. However, I can get stranded in or between left and right brain thinking states and I continue to be curious about bridges. I also love those moments when my brain shuts down and magic just happens!
You can find out more about me and my work at www.ameliapascoe.co.nz