'Huon Pine' brooch

Regular price $670.00 Sale

Brooch, 2016
Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii), heat coloured silver
8.7cm diameter

A beautiful example of Marian's recent work, in which she relegates the silver casting she's most known for to the back of the brooch, while letting the natural material shine at the front. Huon Pine is a Tasmanian wood, much loved for its buttery, fragrant quality. Marian sources this wood from recycled objects.

For over 40 years, Marian Hosking has interpreted the Australian landscape through silver jewellery and vessel work. Her practice focuses upon the embodiment of the personal meaning of place and landscape in intimate objects, with work characterised by research into the history, languages and processes of jewellery and silversmithing. In particular, Hosking explores the potential for the miniature to act as a ‘souvenir’ or paradigm for such ideas.