Pounamu, Russian jade, Canadian jade, auto paint on a handwoven cord.
7cm long x 5cm wide x 3cm deep, hanging to an overall length of 38cm.
Over time, the auto paint on this piece wears off to reveal the precious jade beneath.
Growing up in Aotearoa, New Zealand Craig McIntosh was introduced to carving at an early age. His work acknowledges and asserts the importance of technology in creating context and meaning. By developing his own methodology of fabrication and construction with stone in a jewellery context, he questions the relevance and currency of existing stone carving traditions in Aotearoa, New Zealand.