Thursday, February 19, 2009

the wives

When I saw my friend Laurie Boisvert's latest piece, "the wives", I was awestruck. She has created a series of silver lockets to represent each of Henry VIII's wives. I find this work to be very evocative and a good balance between well-conceived and visceral. You won't see these lockets on her website - these photos were taken by one of the galleries that show her work - but you will find many more fascinating pieces on her shiny objects site. She has given her permission for me to share them with you here. Enjoy...

wall art, open frame-mounted sterling silver with pomegranate seeds encased (Catherine of Aragon)


wall art, open frame-mounted sterling silver with hinged links (Anne Boleyn)


wall art, open frame-mounted sterling silver locket with needle point inside/silk thread (Jane Seymour)


wall art, open frame-mounted sterling silver with kuembo interior: 22 karat gold leaf fused onto sterling silver (Anne of Cleves)


wall art, open frame-mounted sterling silver locket and rose bush clipping (Catherine Howard)


wall art, open frame-mounted sterling silver and paper (Catherine Parr)

8 comments:

Shayla said...

Fascinating!

Uschi said...

this is one wonderful and interesting work...Makes me wanting to know more (actually: SOMETHING)about the wifes of Henry Vlll.
It's appealing to try to show the soul and spirit of something or somebody through your work.
Beautiful!

notmassproduced said...

oooh especially like the one with paper

Jeane said...

I can see why you love this piece - her work is stunning.

Jo Horswill said...

Provocative work Kate...I crave art that has something to say...This is screaming out loud...beautifully crafted too.

Robyn said...

These are so wonderfully unusual! Thanks so much for sharing them Kate.

kate said...

All...thanks for sharing your appreciative comments. I'm sure Laurie appreciated them as well.

Uschi...I know what you mean! After seeing this work it compelled me to actually go online and learn a bit more about the wives and now I see even more connections.

Kate...I'm partial to the paper one too. I love them all but my favourites are the 3 lockets of the Catherines.

rivergardenstudio said...

Congratulations! All of these pieces are amazing...Roxanne