Viewing natural objects through perspectives of speech and sound, I explore the relationship between communication and artistic interpretation. My work represents aspects of language through organic forms, linguistic textures and acoustic visualizations, creating conceptual jewellery and holloware that is sensual and graceful. Elements of surprise are introduced through the forms I create, their presence inviting the viewer to investigate the work closely; first impressions evoke expectations which are then challenged upon closer inspection as the recontextualized shapes reveal themselves.
A foundation of traditional goldsmithing and enamelling informs alternative techniques which I have adapted and refined through continuous self-directed experimentation. Precious metals, gemstones and resilient yet glass-like resin come together to create an interplay of light and colour between lustrous surfaces and vibrant transparency, resulting in sculptural, expressive work that speaks to the viewer, whether on the body or on display.
Mary Lynn Podiluk is a Canadian Art Jeweller & Goldsmith who studied both fine art and linguistics at the University of Saskatchewan and earned a BFA in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing from NSCAD University in 2012. Her studio practice integrates her passion for art and her fascination with linguistics.
After graduating, Mary Lynn won the Canadian National Jewellery Student Competition (Ottawa, ON) and was the Saskatchewan representative in the exhibition The Canadian Mosaic of Metal (Toronto, ON). She has had work selected for the last three biennial Dimensions (Saskatchewan) exhibitions, in which she received awards for excellence in fine craft and functional ware. In 2013 and 2015, Mary Lynn won NICHE Awards (Washington, DC) in the student and professional divisions, and was selected as a professional finalist in the 2016 competition. She attended and exhibited her work with Creative Saskatchewan at SOFA Chicago in 2015 where her teapot ‘Metalanguage’ was added to the Kamm Teapot Foundation, the world's largest and most comprehensive teapot collection. Her work can also be found in the estate of Carrie Fisher and the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s permanent collection.
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