1 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Pant Hoot
Brooch, 2019
ebony, sterling silver, marcasite, iolite
60 x 43 x 10mm
$1600 | SOLD

2 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
O Ghost
Brooch, 2017
bovine bone, sterling silver
62 x 39 x 29mm
$2050 | SOLD

3 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Gibbon Love
Brooch, 2019
lime wood, ebony, sterling silver, sapphire
78 x 72 x 20mm
$1500 | SOLD

4 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Proboscis Problems 1, 2 & 3
Brooches, 2019
mother of pearl, fresh water pearl, spessarite garnet, stg silver, 18ct gold
Largest only available 40 x 47mm
$800-1200 | ENQUIRE

5 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Rung
Pendant, 2019
bone, dye, sterling silver
90 x 26 x 17mm
$800 | SOLD

6 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Quiet as
Pendant, 2019
bovine bone, dye, sterling silver
53 x 36 x 15mm
$580 | SOLD

7 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Batcombo
Pendant, 2019
ebony, sterling silver
105 x 58 x 8mm
$850 | ENQUIRE

8 / 10
Jane Dodd
The Family
Past tooth
Pendant, 2019
lignum vitae, sterling silver
110 x 37 x 365mm long
$650 | SOLD

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Jane Dodd
The Family
In hiding
Brooch, 2019
ebony, lignum vitae, sterling silver
73 x 38 x 18mm
$1500 | SOLD

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Jane Dodd
The Family
Sing song
Brooch, 2019
paua, bovine bone, sterling silver, sapphires, onyx
68 x 59 x 22mm
$1600 | ENQUIRE

The Family

Jane Dodd

15 Oct – 09 Nov 2019

In recent years Jane Dodd’s jewellery practice has pivoted around the portrayal of animals. With a subtext of human impact and interaction she has explored issues of extinction and infestation, cruelty and conflict.

In the new works that form The Family she asserts the place of the human species WITHIN the animal world; in the taxonomic Order of Primates and now, in this latest event, the class of Mammals. Character and narrative are given to humans, pre-human hominids, fellow simians and our wider mammalian cousins alike.

 

Dodd is as charmed and influenced by the exuberant genius of historic European craftspeople as she is nauseated by the plunder of the natural world that enabled and sanctioned their art. Channelling these contradictory emotions, and with her compulsion for crafting, her love of materials and her cynical attitude to man’s authority, she creates works of tension, humour and intrigue.

In The Family the phylogenetic tree, taxonomic order and familial biological connections are viewed through the nutty world of Jane Dodd jewellery. It’s not pure science by any means, but Dodd-science, where license is taken, comedy is king and story-telling trumps fact.

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