Re:mains series of jewellery references traditional themes found in the Vanitas genre of still life painting, juxtaposing food waste (such as fruit stones and vegetable peel) with the flesh of the human body, questioning aspects surrounding body boundary and drawing attention to our relationship with food and its consumption. The series seeks to remind the wearer of their mortality and of the worthlessness of worldly goods and pleasures in its defamiliarisation of everyday organic substances and the waste food materials’ re-presentation as jewellery.
Rachael is an interdisciplinary artist with an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College Art. Her research brings together jewellery, created predominantly using food waste, and ambiguous artefacts for eating. She invites diners to wear these visceral jewellery pieces whilst consuming food with alternative dining tools.https://rachaelcolleyartist.wordpress.com