Rings for Mary Shelley
I was invited by Ana Pina to participate in the exhibition Jewelry and Cinema at Tincal Lab Portugal. The invitation was to create jewellery that responded to or was inspired by cinema. For me it was a good excuse to rewatch a lot of movies. I settled on the classic 1931 movie Frankenstein, which was based on a story written by 18-year-old Mary Shelley in 1816.
In Frankenstein the parts of various bodies were combined to make a monster. In each of the Mary Shelley rings, a part of an engraved sterling silver bangle has been combined with cast sterling silver formed from a range of other items.
The joins are intentionally obvious alluding to the unnatural mix following the idea of marrying parts from different origins but of the same materials to make a new whole.