Melissa Cameron regularly issues a design challenge to herself. How many different objects can she create from one pattern?
Her 2012 exhibition netted 38 unique works from her AutoCad drawn and laser cut Untitled: Pattern in metal #4 piece. They were displayed as a suite of unique jewellery and objects created from a duplicate single A4 sheet of laser cut forms.
Fast forward to 2014 and Melissa has a pattern half the size. How can she creatively engineer and customise a suite of pre-cut forms to make 100% unique works every time?
Challenging herself to create works that use up all of the pieces from the puzzle and not self-duplicate is tough, especially using an almost completely two-way symmetrical pattern.
See for yourself her triumphs in silver, stainless steel and titanium. They’ll be displayed alongside a reproduction of the pattern on paper to show their origin, so you can track each jewel’s place in the scheme.