Icons: Red Carpet Rings
Why this icon?
The red carpet is such a creative, dynamic colour and the perfect stage set for the the glamour and drama played out once the glitterati set a well-shod foot on it.
My pieces look monumental but are domestic in scale, like miniature trophies.
I was reminded that British actor Emma Thomson keeps her Oscar in the loo, celebrating the fleeting triviality of celebrity and fame.
The designs for my "Red Caret Rings"began in my studio as chalk-board sketches of curves and sweeping lines. I was trying to capture the excitement and movement of the form.
Then came the fun bit , building maquettes with modelling sheets and my hot glue gun and test pieces in copper.
I setted on 3 rings with variations on the same form using silver and resin. Each ring is free-standing. A small sculpture or icon in it's own right.