Tina MacLeod: Jewellery: The Lorg Series
Winner of our 2018 Exhibition Award at Visual Arts Scotland, Tina MacLeod will showcase her contemporary jewellery for the first time at the Open Eye Gallery . The 'Lorg' series, meaning 'discovery' in Scottish Gaelic, presents a collection of bespoke brooches and rings crafted with forms of fallen twigs and driftwood gathered from specific places along the Hebridean strandline. Accompanied with textured metals, these pieces represent a connection to place and the importance of touch. The precious metal techniques used produce delicate but deliberate layers of surface texture, conveying a sense of the ephemeral nature of the coastal environment of the West Highlands of Scotland.
Tina returned to Glenshiel in the West Highlands to set up her studio in 2015 after graduating from Glasgow School of Art.