Microlith (Part II)

E.G. Etal Gallery

Melbourne

August 1, 2016

August 20, 2016

A series of experiments that explore the interaction of process and material. Microlith (Part II) is an exhibition of wearable sculptures and tiny monuments that stand as testament to the expansive reach of endless time.

Building on ideas developed in his New Zealand exhibition Microlith (Part I), Welfe looks beyond the beauty of a finished piece of jewellery, embracing the effects of process and material properties. Rather than achieving the polished and perfected amalgamation of materials that defines traditional jewellery work, these objects reveal how they were heated, cast, burned, distorted and fused together.

Microlith (Part II)

Microlith (Part II)

E.G. Etal Gallery

Melbourne

August 1, 2016

August 20, 2016

A series of experiments that explore the interaction of process and material. Microlith (Part II) is an exhibition of wearable sculptures and tiny monuments that stand as testament to the expansive reach of endless time.

Building on ideas developed in his New Zealand exhibition Microlith (Part I), Welfe looks beyond the beauty of a finished piece of jewellery, embracing the effects of process and material properties. Rather than achieving the polished and perfected amalgamation of materials that defines traditional jewellery work, these objects reveal how they were heated, cast, burned, distorted and fused together.

Microlith 11

011

sterling silver, 9ct gold

18

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 11

011

sterling silver, 9ct gold

18

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 11

011

sterling silver, 9ct gold

18

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 11

011

sterling silver, 9ct gold

18

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 11

011

sterling silver, 9ct gold

18

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 12

012

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire, diamond

25

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 12

012

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire, diamond

25

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 12

012

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire, diamond

25

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 12

012

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire, diamond

25

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 12

012

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire, diamond

25

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 13

013

sterling silver, bronze

23

x

19

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 13

013

sterling silver, bronze

23

x

19

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 13

013

sterling silver, bronze

23

x

19

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 13

013

sterling silver, bronze

23

x

19

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 13

013

sterling silver, bronze

23

x

19

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 14

014

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

26

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 14

014

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

26

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 14

014

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

26

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 14

014

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

26

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 14

014

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

26

x

18

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 15

015

sterling silver, iron nail, found object

22

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 15

015

sterling silver, iron nail, found object

22

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 15

015

sterling silver, iron nail, found object

22

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 15

015

sterling silver, iron nail, found object

22

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 15

015

sterling silver, iron nail, found object

22

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 16

016

sterling silver, akoya pearl

27

x

20

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 16

016

sterling silver, akoya pearl

27

x

20

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 16

016

sterling silver, akoya pearl

27

x

20

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 16

016

sterling silver, akoya pearl

27

x

20

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 16

016

sterling silver, akoya pearl

27

x

20

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 17

017

sterling silver, iron nail, sapphire, found object

24

x

24

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 17

017

sterling silver, iron nail, sapphire, found object

24

x

24

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 17

017

sterling silver, iron nail, sapphire, found object

24

x

24

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 17

017

sterling silver, iron nail, sapphire, found object

24

x

24

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 17

017

sterling silver, iron nail, sapphire, found object

24

x

24

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 18

018

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire, diamond

26

x

20

x

28

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 18

018

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire, diamond

26

x

20

x

28

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 18

018

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire, diamond

26

x

20

x

28

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 18

018

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire, diamond

26

x

20

x

28

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 18

018

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire, diamond

26

x

20

x

28

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 19

019

sterling silver, 18t gold, tourmaline

27

x

23

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 19

019

sterling silver, 18t gold, tourmaline

27

x

23

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 19

019

sterling silver, 18t gold, tourmaline

27

x

23

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 19

019

sterling silver, 18t gold, tourmaline

27

x

23

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 19

019

sterling silver, 18t gold, tourmaline

27

x

23

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 20

020

sterling silver, bronze

19

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 20

020

sterling silver, bronze

19

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 20

020

sterling silver, bronze

19

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 20

020

sterling silver, bronze

19

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 20

020

sterling silver, bronze

19

x

19

x

11

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 21

021

sterling silver, bronze

21

x

20

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 21

021

sterling silver, bronze

21

x

20

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 21

021

sterling silver, bronze

21

x

20

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 21

021

sterling silver, bronze

21

x

20

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 21

021

sterling silver, bronze

21

x

20

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 22

022

sterling silver, emerald

23

x

21

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 22

022

sterling silver, emerald

23

x

21

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 22

022

sterling silver, emerald

23

x

21

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 22

022

sterling silver, emerald

23

x

21

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 22

022

sterling silver, emerald

23

x

21

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 23

023

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

30

x

21

x

36

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 23

023

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

30

x

21

x

36

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 23

023

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

30

x

21

x

36

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 23

023

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

30

x

21

x

36

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Microlith 23

023

sterling silver, 18t gold, sapphire

30

x

21

x

36

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]