Brenda Ridgewell: Statement
Brenda is always greatly influenced by the repetition, structure and finish demonstrated in mechanical and architectural forms.
Her work through the interplay of forms that move both physically and visually in relation to the human form, develop ideas and concepts related to the spaces both on and beyond the body surface, developing spaces connected to the human body that can hold and nurture relationships. These are spaces for intimacy, the space reserved for a lover or child, the space that is increasingly difficult to maintain in our society. Jewellery is the perfect media to explore these ideas of intimacy, as the viewer needs to invade the personal intimate space to view the works as they are worn. She uses precious and semi precious materials to explore the preciousness and tenacity of life, and repetitive forms to demonstrate the repetition in everyday life.