The function of a glory box is to gather, store and present precious and practical objects to assist in a future lifestyle. Through the vast processes of mineral formation, the earth can be interpreted as carrying a similar utility. Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic actions provide the basics to enable our contemporary lives and its valuable commodities.

Sarah Maree Mills, 2012, arm cuff, igneous: 925 silver, heat, metamorphic: 925 silver, faults, sedimentary: 925 silver, pressure

If you existed in the fifth dimension it is theorised that you would perceive time just as we see matter. It would be all encompassing and susceptible to manipulation, just as we can mold solids to our will. Most significant to this notion is that time is not linear but capable of contraction and expansion: it is movement at every angle in every moment as it loops in and around itself.

Sarah Maree Mills, on time, 2015, bangle and ring, 925 silver, remanium

In questioning the practice of treating our biology from a base line of norms. Is it healthier to assume that we are all different and no such average exists? In a very clinical, sterile manner the sentiment has been preserved by creating surgical style rings that dynamically encases elements of the female anatomy with detail only understood by close analysis and chance timing.

Sarah Maree Mills, fragile eggs: yours?, 2015, rings, sterling silver tubes, zirconia eggs

Perhaps absence is a myth? If matter were interpreted as junctions on the grid of an omnipresent fabric of space, we may come to see the paradigm of nothingness as foolish. Instead of interpreting matter as shrouded by emptiness, we can view it as the anomaly within a vast network of that which we cannot see.

Sarah Maree Mills, absence is a myth, 2015, brooches, remanium wire, 925 silver

The function of a glory box is to gather, store and present precious and practical objects to assist in a future lifestyle. Through the vast processes of mineral formation, the earth can be interpreted as carrying a similar utility. Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic actions provide the basics to enable our contemporary lives and its valuable commodities.

Sarah Maree Mills, 2012, arm cuff, igneous: 925 silver, heat, metamorphic: 925 silver, faults, sedimentary: 925 silver, pressure


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