Medals 1-7

O'Hana, Sarah (2011) Medals 1-7. [Artefact]

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I am curious about the instruments that other professions use for measuring and observing their work. The elegance of opticians’ trial lenses, the strict order and arrangement of them in felt lined cases provided me with inspiration for this series of medals. All of them carry an original trapped lens in the centre that would once have been used to determine a patient’s prescription. This invites the viewer to peer through, to examine in detail, to inspect further - actions associated with scientific observation and also with improving sight, aiding discovery and crossing into new territories. My recent research in laser processing has led me to work closely with scientists and engineers which has had a profound effect on the way I now work.

Keywords:Laser, materials science, jewellery, medal
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:4429
Deposited On:14 Apr 2011 18:57

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