The power of a good shot never fails to impress me.
When I clicked onto sue gregor's site, the above shot was so bright and inviting I almost wanted to lick the screen. The colours were so vibrant and fresh I imagined those perspex cuffs were going to taste minty fresh!!!
Earrings, necklaces, cuffs and bangles, Sue designs and produces unique perspex pieces in a range of beautiful colours with natural designs.
Each piece is individually handmade using real flowers and leaves to create the designs. The wild plants and weeds that grow in front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths are a rich source of material. Sue collects, dries and presses the leaves and flowers and then use them to create the designs using a process she developed which she calls ‘fossilized' as the fine detail and even the veins of the leaves show on the embossed surface of the acrylic.
The leaves perish in the process so each piece is unique as all leaves and flowers differ from all others. They are a memory to each individual leaf. Sue wants to convey the narrative of nature claiming back the man made so she confronts the synthetic with the wild, by using plants to produce beautiful and individual acrylic jewellery.
How lovely is that...