Carved pakohe (metamorphic argillite) on a handwoven waxed cord.
7.2cm long x 3.7cm wide x 2cm deep, hanging to an overall length of 49cm (adjustable). Weighs 70 grams.
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.