SEEDS, STONE & GRAIN: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT BY RUBY MARY LENNOX, YASMIN BAWA AND MARGARET FLATLEY
Artists Ruby Mary Lennox, Yasmin Bawa and Margaret Flatley share a mutual fascination with interaction. They recognise the importance, and the range of interactions that make connection in different forms. They could be physical, emotional, or in a digital-centric world, virtual interactions. However, for these women it is the relationship between different material forms that sits at the centre of their work.
Theirs is a process born out of friendship. Bawa and Flatley met while working at Acne Studios in Stockholm, and they first collaborated with Lennox after Flatley’s move to Berlin two years ago. Since then, this trio has been calling on different material types, and giving them transformative qualities. For this story, the three artists each take on a different raw material: flowers, concrete and bread, and give them a new sense of purpose. The imagery sees Lennox focus on the shape and symbolism of flowers, Bawa styles pieces of sculpture and Flatley considers the evolution of materials we often overlook, like bread.
All of these natural materials find their interaction with exquisite pieces of high jewellery, all from Bulgari. Together, the three women create a thought-provoking still-life narrative, that highlights interaction, juxtaposition and offers up a refreshing, almost satirical response, to luxury-meets-everyday.
Taken from Material Magazine No 33 – get your issue here.