Clear Cut

Blanche Tilden makes beauty. In her hands, glass and metal are transformed into limpid jewellery that spills and flows and falls down and round the body, circling it with light. I think of water sparkling, of light playing from a shaded beam, of something caught just at the edge of vision that unexpectedly illuminates the world: Blanche’s work summons all of this, and has for two decades, yet in this latest work we see a fundamental shift in direction — a clear cut.

Julie Ewington, independent curator and writer, Sydney, 2016

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