Cahill is drawn to the dark tense aesthetics of agricultural, gardening and manual work tools, exploiting the ‘visual danger’ of sharp edges, blades and torture devices to create a visceral aesthetic for jewellery. Using multiple blade templates allows the creation of dramatic collars, crowns, bracelets and rings tense with contrast and rhythm.
In a time where many different styles are appropriated and visual information is so readily available, we can freely explore different personas, taking influence from current trends, subcultures or explore historical personas. Many millennials like Cahill, choose to exhibit these personas through social media, in particular, Instagram. Granting each other access to online worlds and exploring these multiple micro-cultures. Cahill’s work offers gateways to new ideas and dynamic worlds.