Leoma Drew’s Jewellery has evolved from a fine art background. An exploration into memory and nostalgia led her to abstract emotional journey’s through creating motifs; that became a cryptic symbology to depict personal event’s within Drew’s life. As her work progressed and developed the butterfly became a predominant symbol that kept presenting itself. The exploration of the butterfly’s shape and form led to small hand crafted sculptural outcomes that would later become Drew’s signature style within her Jewellery practice.
“The world can seem black and white at times, fragile, harsh and beautiful”
These themes run deep and present themselves through Drew’s designs; generating a contrast between pierced silhouetted motifs combined with form. Drew invites flashes of colour by introducing uniquely cut stones that present an anomaly that deviates from the form. The Irregularity and variations of the stones enhance the experience of Drew’s jewellery which intensifies the intimacy that exists between object and body.