Ellis Mhairi Cameron

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Ancestry

‘Ancestry’ stems from an interest in how our identities are influenced by our specific locations, environments and topography and how this forms social heritage. Cameron explores the theory of topophilia, the definition for a sense of place, with fragmented rock textures used to convey a sense of landscapes from the Scottish Highlands. The work also takes inspiration from the architecture of medieval Scottish buildings, of castles and ruined houses. Collaging subtle textures and forms Cameron sets out to remake lost or imagined jewels from history for contemporary lives. Seeking clients amongst the Scot diasporas in the Americas, Australasia and across the globe the jewels offer new treasures.

At the foundation of the collection is a belief in the ‘beauty of imperfection’ with hand carving as a dominant manufacturing technique supporting signature surfaces and unexpected settings.