- September 9, 2010
New screen new body of work coming right up. The screen graphics are always integrated with new work (more about that later). It’s always lovely to look up from the bench and see something new as it changes the feel of the space. This screen is inspired by light refraction and dispersion. This effect is best seen in diamonds (more about that later). We’re seeing geodesic forms in fashion, furniture, fine art, architecture and jewellery of course. Obtuse and acute angles is a strong design element in my work. It’s crystal growth, random and structured simultaneously.
- August 16, 2010
I love this combination of sparkly drusy quartz against vibrant green chrysoprase. If you like the idea of combining two stones in a ring I have a lovely variety of other stones to chose from. Drop by and see what takes your fancy. Double Drusy Quartz and Chrysoprase Silver Ring. Hot off the bench. $379
- March 30, 2010
This engagement ring commission from Letitia and Joss was a wonderful and enjoyable collaboration. The result was a beautiful, bold, white gold ring with 8 4mm diamonds set in 2 rows. The ring looks stunning on Letitia and suits her to a T! Joss initially purchased Mia’s house ring (see October blog post) as a proposal ring. It was even nicer that Mia was in the shop when Joss purchased the ring. She was absolutely thrilled and now double thrilled because Joss and Lettitia have used Mia’s house drawings on their wedding invitations! I love it!!
- March 3, 2010
In this month’s Belle my paintings get a plug. It reads….
‘LIVING MEMORIES Childhood images from school readers are the basis of Ari Athans’ spirited paintings (Reconstruct above) but there’s nothing childlike about her work .Perhaps it’s her canvas of rusted sheet steel, or the layers of Greek alphabet shapes. At Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane, May 3 to 22′.
This painting has sold however I have almost finished 5 works and they should be up on Edwina Corlette Gallery website soon!
- January 22, 2010
In that order. By the end of January I’m ready to tackle 2010. I always make the same new year’s resolutions – to get super fit. My goal this year is to play more enjoyable sport and to eat less butter. Very ambitous.
Most Brisbanites by now have visited the Asia Pacific Triennale at GOMA. If you haven’t then you must immerse yourself in this show.
- November 17, 2009
I made these cool silver cuffs today which I love love love.
- November 17, 2009
The constellations Capricorn, Sagittarius and Scorpio on the glass screen mark this time of year. I even managed to get the Southern Cross in which does lie under Sagittarius. It takes a lot of imagination to see a centaur and a goat (Scorpio is easy) in the zodiac constellations but I kind of like how they seem random and abstract. There is so much that happens at the end of the year – my birthday, Annual favourites show, Christmas, school holidays and a new year. Phew! When it all gets too much I recommend star gazing because it’s peaceful, humbling and relaxing.