Lyndsay Fairley

Lyndsay Hamilton Fairley
The basis of my collection is photographs taken from walks along the East Coast of Scotland, in particular North Queensferry and Cramond beach. I was inspired by the compositions created by materials being washed up there, which have a tactile, spontaneous quality.
I further abstracted these images by drawing in multi-media in a very free-manner. Focusing on tone and texture with mark-making, I developed my jewellery from these, exploiting the naturally haphazard qualities of the compositions in my initial source material.
A selection of brooches, necklaces and individual earrings (although only necklaces and brooches are displayed here), my jewellery has a muted colour palette, instead focusing on subtle differences in the surfaces, intended to appear as drawings on the body.
Image 1
Necklace, 'Untitled'. Silver, enamel, steel
Image 2
Brooch, 'Untitled'. Silver, copper mesh, enamel, steel.
Image 3
Brooch series, 'Untitled'. Silver, copper, gold, sapphires, smoky quartz