Beatrice Carlson - Walk On The Beach

Artist: Beatrice Carlson, New Zealand
Materials: sterling silver, scoria (volcanic rock)
Size: 5.5
Dimensions: 35 x 22 x 0.8mm

Artist Statement: Conversation during walks along the beaches of New Zealand. The organic shape reflects New Zealand seascape: sparkles of the water, dramatic black volcanic rocks and metaphorically reposition and redefine the notion of value and essentiality. I am a French visual artist living in New Zealand. From my fashion background, I have been always interested by shapes and textures. I now translate this in my visual art practice. Contemporary jewellery gives me an intimate approach to art. Rings, necklaces, earrings connect directly with the body; the contact is not just visual but tactile: cold/hot metal/stone, creating a full range of feelings.

Artist Bio: 2022 Projects: -the People Collection Project: Beatrice Carlson talks about People, Craftsmanship, Values, difference and acceptance using jewellery as part of the conversation -Toipoto Mentoring Program as part of Carlson 2021-2022 research. -Collaborative mentoring work of the French-American artist Sonia Wilson and her book/music concept: “Ma Vie en Jeu/Les Clefs du Voyage”. Awards Exhibitions & Projects: 2022: - Finalist Richard T Nelson Award for Sculpture , "the Magpie Nest" Brooch 2021: -Finalist 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize with "Lines" ring, Wellington-NZ -Finalist 2021 Cleveland National Art Awards with “Reflection” ring, Dunedin NZ -Finalist 2021 New Zealand Small Sculpture Prize with “Black Rock” ring, Waiheke NZ -Awagami International Small Print Awards and Exhibition-Tokushima, Japan -Nelson Jewellery Week “a walk on the beach” Solo Exhibition at Suter Gallery, Nelson NZ -"Bijoux" Group show Upstairs Gallery, Waitakere NZ 2020 - Hand Medal Project, a world global project - “a Different Perspective” panel discussion during Louise Henderson Retrospective Auckland Art Gallery - International/NZ Jewellery Master Class from HandShake Project with Iris Eichenberg -NZ Galleries representing Beatrice Carlson Jewellery: -Te Papa Museum gallery Te Papa Museum Wellington T: 04 381 7013 -the Poi Room 17 Osborne Street Auckland T: 09 520 0399 80 Mackelvie Street ponsonby@ T: 09 378 4364 -artform Gallery 2 Matakana Valley Rd Matakana T: 09 422 9125 -Waiheke Art Gallery 2 Korora Road, Waiheke T: 09 372 9907 -The Suter Gallery 208 Bridge Street, Nelson T: 03 548 4699 -77 Art + Living Galllery 77 Main Street Fairlie T: 021 797 984 -Mrs Wolly’s Gallery 64 Oban St. Glenorchy T: 03 409 0051  

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2022, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.

Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.