In searching for descriptions of a philosophy of making in regards to the objects and jewellery pieces that wild + parrot is assembling it seems that the residues of source materials provides an appropriate starting point. Our workshop space is gradually gathering an archive of materials and books that comprise a range of topics including astrology, bird and marine life, stamps, found photographs, post cards, cartography and natural history.
Our process is essentially one of gleaning materials that have often been discarded and through a combination of fundamental jewellery methods, collage and assemblage we hope to create the sense of a self-contained narrative made available through a mix of materials, images and the use of text. Perhaps the story is something closer to a gesture yet we are both aware of the subtle and nuanced capacity for a binding of thread, a wax layer, a rivet or open hole punch in providing a window that allows the viewer/beholder to deciphered the narrative associations made available in each piece. Still a lot of making/story telling to be done.
cut-out bird wings for brooches....
cut-out bird wings drying
from the archive of stamps