Vote for Gerard
Gerard Wollaston has recently entered a design competition hosted by Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm to create a piece featuring one of their fabulous South Sea
His piece – a cuff titled ‘Drift’ – along with the other entries has been posted on the farm’s website for voting in the people’s choice award at:
Please vote for his piece!
As with all of Gerard’s work, ‘Drift’ is designed to be handled and appreciated from all angles, which is tricky when you’re voting online so we will
give you a bit of the story of the piece. It is forged from a plate of mild steel which he carved as ripples in sand then rusted to capture the colour
of the Kimberley. The ripples wrap themselves around the pearl, nestled in a cluster of barnacles with diamonds twinkling like droplets of water. A
sculpted gold twig rests lightly on the crests of the sand. The scene is framed by softly curling boab leaves in blackened steel, dropping down to
more little diamonds on the ends of the cuff – the riveted hull of a pearling lugger or stars in the midnight sky?
‘Drift’ has the Kimberley Coast in its DNA and is imbued with the spirit of place.
We have attached an image so you know what to look for when you follow the link and vote. Please do.