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North Shore Artists Bring their Gardens to New Designs
Two established North Shore artists, jewellery designer Chi Cheng Lee and art photographer Heather Johnston have been integrating their creative passions with the new Ag2 Jewellery Collection.
“We wanted to create something unique that embodied the beauty of our environment
and celebrated a relationship between silver, flora and art history.”
In fusing photographic imagery onto silver, the jewellery becomes a unique piece of wearable art. From “Dali” to “Monet”, “Goya” to “Starry Night” the pieces in the Ag2 collection are titled with the names of artists and paintings responding to the sensibility of each design.
Chi grew up in New York and Hong Kong before discovering her personal paradise in the verdant rain forest of North Vancouver. Heather is born-and-bred on the North Shore, but lived and studied in Europe. Chi is a self proclaimed ‘brown thumb’, whereas Heather is a green thumb who has created a little English Garden-meets-
Both Artists are inspired by the ever-changing pattern of birth, growth and renewal in their North Shore gardens, very much mirroring the growth and transformation of their personal lives. Their collaborative process represents another form of growth, which cycles back to energize and transform their individual work.
The Ag2 collection can be viewed at the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market, held November 11 - 16th at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Chi’s booth number is 234, Heather’s is 322. The Artists will also be presenting the collection at Christmas at Hycroft from November 27 to 29. Hycroft is an Edwardian mansion which is home to the University Women’s Club, located in Shaughnessy at 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver.
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Handmade contemporary designer jewelry in sterling siver, gold, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls. Simple elegant wearable art through forms and textures, reflects the integration of past and present cultures with a twist of East meets West.