Maddy Barnett

Maddy Barnett
London/Surrey
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‘Inside Out’

My exploration into interiority of the physical body has led me to focus on internal folds present in intestines. Intestines are hidden organs that are often overlooked but perform an essential role in supporting life itself. The beauty I see in the intestines lies within the folds that exist, hidden and important as we unconsciously move about our lives without giving it a second thought. By ruching fabric and piping jesmonite, I communicate the depth and movement visible in intestines when the intricacies are revealed to us. I contrast this dynamism by constructing frames, which behave as an exoskeleton, suggesting containment and a level of restriction. The pieces are created as if ‘consuming’ the body: an external representation of the internal, visually celebrating the fold and worn as jewellery objects.
'Gaining Ground' MA Graduate Exhibition held at Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, 2021
Cluster Crafts Jewellery fair 2021
Artistar Jewels 2022
I have recently graduated from University for the Creative Arts, Farnham where I studied MA Jewellery. I am currently Artist in Residence for the jewellery department at UCA.
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'Inside Out' Shoulder piece
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'Inside Out'
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'Inside Out' Brooch