Geo Box - Differences Unite Us

Materials: Etched Sterling Silver Box with 1970’s wall paper

The use of two completely different materials, sterling silver and wall paper.

Experimenting with traditional jewellery materials and non-traditional materials with strong colour to see how they can come together and enhance the work.

Closed, the box has detailed geometrical patterns and appears elegant yet quiet - once opened it explodes with colour. The wall-paper lining the inside of the box brings instant vibrancy and excitement to the piece.

photo by Grant Hancock

Kylie Goodliffe
Adelaide, Australia

I am a part time Jeweller/stone cutter/concept Artist. I love experimenting with new materials and combining them with the traditional ones

Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.