Carved gabbro (a coarse-grained, dark, igneous rock making up much of the Earth's oceanic crust) on a handwoven waxed cord.
5.8cm diameter x 1.5cm deep, hanging to an overall length of 43cm (adjustable). Weighs 75 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.