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Naomi Mcintosh investigates how spaces that surround the body are perceived. She has developed techniques in making jewellery with sculptural qualities that highlights spaces around the body. This generates a strong aesthetic that borders art and design. Precise scale is important
to the work and the forms relate to the anatomy of the body. External and internal forms and patterns are revealed in the pieces with movement and the jewellery has a synchronicity with the wearer as it relates, outlines and reshapes profiles.
Naomi has an architectural background, having studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, before progressing to an MA in Jewellery at Central Saint Martins. Since graduating in 2010 Naomi’s designs have received lots of attention and have been showcased in major galleries, including the Saatchi Gallery in London and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as well as shown in London Fashion and Design weeks. Aberdeen Museum and Art have also purchased pieces for their permanent collection and her work is shown in Galleries internationally.
The latest collection ‘Boundaries’ also uses color to highlight the forms and draw attention to areas of the body. The pieces are precise and very structural but look organic because of the choice of materials, which is an interesting contrast because of the technology and processes. Inspiration for the pieces continues to come from a fascination with geometry, science, rock formations and contour maps as well as the contours of the body. Construction, architectural methodologies and drawing conventions have also contributed to this unusual way of working develop a signature language with a focus on form, clean lines and with a strong attention to detail, working with materials that allow the intricate nature of the work to be visible.