The inspiration behind Kathryn’s work comes from her father’s encounters on her family farm.
“Buddy” is part of a series of medals made by Kathryn you can view more on the Materialise 2019 exhibition page here. They each tell a story or event that has happened on the farm. Buddy is based on her family dog, who was unfortunately involved in an accident and sadly passed away. The medal is a memento and celebration of Buddy and is layered with meaning and sentiment. The dimensions of the medal is determined by the size of Buddy’s nose.
The back of the medal shows his dog basket with the blanket inside that he slept on. The blanket is pulled out of the basket slightly showing how it was left. The empty basket symbolises that no other dog can fill it.
Materials – Sterling Silver, Wax Cord.
Dimensions – 28 x 20 x 28 mm
Techniques –Wax carving, casting, oxidising.
Care Instructions – Clean with silver polishing cloth.
Expected turn around time including postage – Made to Order, 4-5 weeks turn around.