Thursday, 15 March 2007

Narrative Qualities - Composition

The manner in which Jack arranges the objects within a piece is of upmost importance in establishing a clear narrative. A good example of this can be seen in his 'Crossing' brooch.

'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.'

Jack Cunningham

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.

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