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'Crossing'. Silver, moonstone, found objects, silver plated sycamore.
'Wether physically or cognitively, every minute of every day we make a journey through time and space - 'Crossing' is a memento mori, a commemorative piece that tells of the journey made by a family member into the afterlife.'
His placing of the ruler below the cross gives indication of the life cut short, whilst the length of silver tube and the distance put between the objects suggests a great sense of mourning and perhaps a fear of being alone.
'Love Nest II' silver, moonstone, ruby and gold plated sycamore.
Jack Cunningham is unquestionably one of Scotland's most renowned and influential contemporary narrative jewellery designers. His hand crafted pieces - each of them steeped in a style that could belong to no other - can be viewed in galleries and exhibitions across the country and beyond, winning him over the years a number of reputable awards and commissions. In this blog, we are going to explore Jack's work in more detail to gain a greater understanding not just of his working processes and techniques, but ultimately to establish what it is that makes his pieces so utterly timeless.
An early image of Jack Cunningham.