Caitlyn Rose Purcell is an artist and jeweler living between homes in Halifax and Sydney. Her inspirations are eclectic but frequently reflect a modern, abstract interpretation of nature and indigenous art forms. By combining traditional beading techniques, or rusted old nails with a contemporary jewellery approach, she alludes to social and cultural homogeny. She spends her time observing, analyzing and critiquing the world around her, then creates wearable objects that embody these ideas.
“My jewellery is intended to mark a time or a feeling or a place… it’s about compressing the many dimensions of one idea into a small object, and then locking it to your body; keeping it close, absorbing its power,” says Purcell.
See her unique designs on exhibit at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design until March 31st or at caitlynrosejewellery.com.