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shauna mayben: spaces to hide

Shauna Mayben combines her love of small boxes, photographs and pre-loved objects to create lockets, rings, brooches and pendants that have a nostalgic, romantic feel, many providing spaces to hide a lock of hair, a snippet of poetry, a favorite quote, a long held secret.

[nonmember]This archived post is for Members Only. Click here to become a member or to get a one day pass. If you are a member, please login to view the post. [/nonmember] [private_archives]Spaces to hide. Spaces to hide. Sometimes we just need spaces to hide.  There is something very soothing in the Australian artist’s work and the message the work conveys – I’m particularly drawn to the lockets made from tiny vintage tins. Lovely.

Wild At Heart, sterling silver, limited print from Leonie Oaks 2010

Lockets, vintage tin, sterling, pearls

Bright Eyes, black oxidized sterling silver, limited print from Leonie Oaks 2010

Lockets, vintage tin, sterling, pearls

Crimson Blush, sterling silver, limited print from Leonie Oaks 2010

Turn the sound up on your computer to hear Mayben speak about our fascination with small boxes.

“I have a love and a fascination with the pre loved. Objects tell a story. They capture a sliver of the past; they transport a moment in time. These objects have all been pre loved, and lost along the way. I make room for them to sit inside my jewellery, waiting to be found again. I am fascinated with making containers to house these objects in the form of lockets, book lockets and frames.”

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