The power of communication through art jewellery

O'Hana, Sarah and Turner, Lesley (2011) The power of communication through art jewellery. In: New Directions in the Humanities, 8-11 June 2011, Granada, Spain.

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Abstract

The presentation illustrates the results of an interdisciplinary practice between the main author as art jeweller and engineering with material science. The talk will be supported by a series of examples of surface marking of titanium by laser for the production of jewellery objects and the effects caused by heat delivered to the titanium substrate. The research demonstrates how laser controlled oxide growth on titanium can be used as an artistic tool by producing precisely defined colours according to different parameter setting. The overriding success of this work, however, is the pathway created from art practice into engineering research, taking advantage of methodologies from both cultures, resulting in an improved communication and understanding between these extreme disciplines. The paper is also concerned with the distance created between artist and technology, the importance of crossing boundaries and taking risks beyond normal personal practice in order to join in the investigation of global current debates, for example climate change. Through the collaboration with scientists and engineers and the production of art jewellery the author aims to bring new knowledge of science research and art practice to wider audiences.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Presentation)
Additional Information:The presentation illustrates the results of an interdisciplinary practice between the main author as art jeweller and engineering with material science. The talk will be supported by a series of examples of surface marking of titanium by laser for the production of jewellery objects and the effects caused by heat delivered to the titanium substrate. The research demonstrates how laser controlled oxide growth on titanium can be used as an artistic tool by producing precisely defined colours according to different parameter setting. The overriding success of this work, however, is the pathway created from art practice into engineering research, taking advantage of methodologies from both cultures, resulting in an improved communication and understanding between these extreme disciplines. The paper is also concerned with the distance created between artist and technology, the importance of crossing boundaries and taking risks beyond normal personal practice in order to join in the investigation of global current debates, for example climate change. Through the collaboration with scientists and engineers and the production of art jewellery the author aims to bring new knowledge of science research and art practice to wider audiences.
Keywords:Jewellery, materials science, laser, communication
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F200 Materials Science
W Creative Arts and Design > W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
W Creative Arts and Design > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:4427
Deposited By: Sarah O'Hana
Deposited On:14 Apr 2011 19:11
Last Modified:12 Oct 2012 10:54

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