Lisa West - Armoury
16 February - 9 March 2019
preview Saturday 16th February 3-5pm
We have been eagerly anticipating this latest series by Auckland jeweller Lisa West, ever since she made an exquisite bracelet for Brace yourself, an exhibition of bracelets several years ago. The genesis for the series is an exploration of the natural defenses of animals - exoskeletons; protective scales, plates and feather. These innovations of nature have informed armoury over many centuries. Lisa has taken this relationship full circle by using armoury techniques to mimic these wonders from the animal kingdom.