'Everything is on the point of decline' W.G. Sebald
"The aesthetics of decay and obsolescence along with the beauty of impermanence forms the impetus for this work. I take the traditional process of enamelling and seek to expand the preconceptions of a finished surface.
It is the inclination of time found on the commonplace urban object that I endeavour to express through both manipulation of metal and the indeterminate nature of enamel.
The alteration of the surface is intended to draw attention to the beauty found in decline. Through wear and tear each piece will expose itself wholly to the wearer. This unpredictability of process and material is what intrigues me."
Mandy Flood, 2013
"For the last two years of her Bachelor of Design and Visual Art Mandy enthusiastically investigated the possibilities, pitfalls, disasters and intrigue of the enamelling process. Her critical observations of architectural fragments and remnants of colour and texture were translated into jewellery pieces with a distinct aesthetic and lively presence."
Pauline Bern, Unitec School of Design
'Disregarded' Arm wear $620
Copper, industrial enamel, silver rivets
'Disparaged' Arm wear $360
Corrugated copper, industrial enamel, silver finding
'Dilapidated' Arm wear $450
Folded copper, industrial enamel, silver brace
'Derelict' Arm wear $230
Copper ribbons, industrial enamel, silver finding
'Denigrated' Arm wear $140
Copper, industrial enamel
Enamelled, bent, with silver wires
Enamelled loop with silver findings and wires