Monday, November 29, 2010

Inspired by: Pierce Healy

Memory Map 11 by Pierce Healy

Memory Map 11 (detail) by Pierce Healy

I was recently introduced to the work of Dublin jeweler Pierce Healy via Velvet Da Vinci Gallery's current exhibition of his work entitled: Memory Maps on view November 3 - November 30, 2010. The show features Healy's illustrative jewelry works which simply blew my mind.

Memory Map 4 by Pierce Healy

Healy creates intricate, narrative dream-scapes with a sophisticated graffiti quality. I love how they feel like hand-drawn, like free-form doodles, yet painstakingly rendered using time-intensive engraving techniques. I never really had a burning desire to learn how to engrave, but these works definitely make me want to try!

Memory Map 6 (detail) by Pierce Healy
Memory Map 6 by Pierce Healy

Along with each one-of-a-kind in the show, Healy also includes an intaglio printed image from the corresponding engraving. Oh my, how I would love to own one of these. What do you guys think? Are you drawn into these works as much as I am?

If you're interested in knowing more… below is a video about Pierce and his process (ps. who doesn't love an Irish accent?) Be sure to check out the full exhibition online at the Velvet Da Vinci website.

KameraKazi Shoots Pierce Healy (SNEAK PREVIEW!) from KameraKazi TV on Vimeo.


Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Wow, what amazing work!

flyingbeader said...

Wow those definitely are very intriguing & so rich looking. Yes, I'd just love an etching just to look at the complicated designs.

Margaux Lange said...

Thanks for your comments! Very cool indeed.