Micromech: crystal cage

Alister YIAP: artist

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About the work

Yiap is a designer whose work is characterised by strong, clean lines. His jewellery is typical of a branch of Western Australian jewellery that is based on an open framework, an approach that produces items that are light to wear and suit our climate. This structural expression also sits well with Yiap’s design aesthetic, which favours geometric shapes. However, there is playfulness to be found in this seemingly rigid scaffold of containment. Yiap delights in tricking the eye, suspending forms within forms, so that each piece carries a memory inside it. He also designs for fashion, and the drama of the runway is translated into his jewellery, which Yiap believes should give a sense of personal theatre for the wearer.
Micromech: crystal cage
Artist/Maker and role
Alister YIAP: artist
sterling silver, obsidian, black rhodium plate
43.0 x 10.1 x 4.0 cm
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: Fogarty Design Collection, 2018
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the jewelleries in our collection.