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Renee Bevan


From 2013

Renee Bevan

Hug Collector, brooch   $125
Oxidised silver, Velcro
Photo: Caryline Boreham, worn by Renee Bevan / Nicolette Emery

From 2012

"I've been trying to capture things lately. Preserve, bury things; capture existence. There are many things that exist in the world that cannot be seen, felt, heard, touched. I want to make honest work. Work that requires an element of faith. Transient, fleeting, the ephemeral. In the shadow of its presence. Everything that will bring the work to life will cause it to fall apart. What are the lives within these objects? What lies beneath? A thought out loud. My thoughts around your neck. Out of my mind. I think I can string together some thoughts. Why I'm only touching the surface. A residue of thought. How can something mean so much to one and so little to another. Its what's deep down inside that really counts."
Renee Bevan

Every idea I could fit here   $POA
from the series a thought out loud
Audio file, CD, permanent marker, silver

Renee Bevan

Ash from idea # 359   $400
from the series of remaining thoughts, 2012
Idea, ash, jewellery box, jewellery box insert, oxidised silver, cord
(photos artist's)

From 2011

Lighthearted,  2011     $600
Silver electroformed balloon, nylon coated silver wire, silver, spraypaint

Something, nothing; life, breath; all puffed out.
Holding on for dear life. Don't leave me deflated. Don't blow things up. Don't let me down. Let me be.
Light hearted.

What you see is what you get,  2011     $360
3D hologram plastic sheet, silk cord, oxidised silver

What you see is what you get,  2011     $360
3D hologram plastic sheet, silk cord, oxidised silver

I am interested in ones perception of the world.
The world deserves close attention; but too often the illusion, myth, a distraction, reality draws you away.
This work is a play on looking, seeing, viewing. What's real? What's not? What's seen? What's there?
They say insight is better than eyesight. What sits on the surface, what lies beneath?
They say seeing is believing; they also say nothing is certain. 'What you see is what you get'.

Big world, little world,  2011     $500
Silver electroformed plastic, rubber, spray paint, oxidised silver, silk cord

The world is filled with big worlds and little worlds. Macro worlds; Micro worlds.
Little worlds lead to big worlds. Big worlds lead to little worlds.
The size of the worlds we see are all relative to us and therefore determine what we see, feel and know.
I recently read in national geographic that one man could spend his lifetime of work exploring the tiny world that exists around the trunk of a single tree. The Micro world.
NASA will spend many lifetimes exploring the enormity of the universe. The Macro world.
Then there are Micro and Macro spaces in between, the micro worlds within ones hand, the Macro worlds within the landscape. The world and all of existence is such a big space.
Horton hears a Who! Dr Seuss's Horton with big ears and an even bigger heart discovers the 'Who's'; a tiny world which is entirely like Horton's but remains unseen because it exists on a speckle of dust.
This makes one think; are we the macro world or the micro world? Or perhaps both.
Upon a recent visit to Melbourne I discovered many big worlds and little worlds. Watching those walking down the busy street around me I noticed how much people ignored any world other than their own. This is a tool and also a reminder, a necklace to take on journeys so one can see, feel and experience all the worlds that surround us.
Jonathan Safran Foer writes 'the world is a big placeā€¦ but so is the inside of this apartment!
So's this! He said, pointing at this head'.

From 2010

Renee Bevan

"Transforming imagery and materials entrenched with an abundance of history and meaning I exaggerate and play on their existing connotations."
1  'Puzzling Brooch', 2010   $600
Puzzle, image, glue, varnish, silver, permanent marker, silicone rubber
2  'White Rose', Brooch, 2010   $800
Silver electroformed urethane, spraypaint, stainless steel wire

Renee Bevan

'Puzzling Bud' brooch,   2010   $500   Puzzle, image, urethane, glue, silver, rubber
'Puzzling' brooch, 2010   $500    Puzzle, spraypaint, permanent marker, urethane, glue, silver, rubber

Renee Bevan

'Crush' brooch,   2010   $800
Silver electroformed urethane, spraypaint, silver, glue, stainless steel wire

Renee Bevan

'Undressed' brooch,   2010   $300
Silver, spraypaint

From 2008

1   Golden Rose, Necklace   $800
Silver, walnut, polyurethane, photograph, glue, cord, vintage beads
2   Blush Rose, Brooch   $800
Oxidised silver, walnut, stainless steel wire, polyurethane, resin, photograph, glue

From 2005

Lost & Found Series
oxidised silver, cord, $230 each

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