14 7 / 2013

Mullanium

Jim and Tori Mullan create fantastic jewelry from found objects, evoking a sense of history to each piece. While I have found no official statement of artistic intent, I find it intriguing that most pieces adopt natural forms, many of them animal, as well as measuring devices, and a fair number of arrows. It speaks to me of our human need to constantly measure and understand the natural world- creating thermometers and rulers, gauges to relate our experiences to. However, measuring isn’t the same as understanding. I think we often try to direct nature, to bend it to our will, and then we get so focused on measuring and numbers that we lose sight of what’s in front of our eyes. 

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