Clare Robb is a jewellery practitioner for whom objects trigger memories, transforming recollections into palpable experiences. In Robb’s work, pieces of jewelry, conceived as retainers of memory. Working with bone is especially significant for the artist as it is a material that is often overlooked in contemporary design despite its use over many historical periods and across a diverse array of cultures. Robb’s wearable and sculptural pieces encapsulate the link between the viewer of a work and the intended narrative behind it. Each piece is conceived to reconnect its audience with notions of place, nostalgia, and the human body itself. While on Eigg she will gather found objects and work with fellow residents to do the same with a view to exploring the biography of place.
Clare Robb, Buried in Red Ring, silver, bone and coral