When I choose the pieces from the coda collection the most prominent attraction for me was the shapes of the main pendants and then the materials they were made from.
Therefore I began to explore the shapes the round convex matte object of Ruudt Peters, how would this look and feel in stone, flattened, with colour and on a larger scale? Cutting and shaping the stone, the circle emerged, rough sawn and slightly irregular.
The rectangle, reflecting the flat metal shape from Ute Eitzenhofers piece, the simplicity of the stone, almost a merging of all the materials in her necklace.
These beginnings, marquettes, reflections in material, echoes of the work in conversation with each other. The process of making, shaping, grinding, rough, natural and raw, the work begins to reveal the direction of the dialogue.