Item number: 59030
Contemporary sterling silver sculpture,
London 2020 by Nan Nan Liu
Nan Nan Liu’s sterling silver sculptures reflect her creative interest in visualising natural forms and energies. In this highly dynamic and kinetic example of her work, she soldered wires individually on top of each other to create the final organically curved form. Nan Nan Liu draws her inspiration from nature, in particular from the repeating patterns and flowing forms that water and air can take on in interaction.
The creations of the young artist silversmith Nan Nan Liu are among the most outstanding examples of contemporary British silversmithing. Her almost incomprehensible skill in craftsmanship as well as her distinct feeling for forms results in artworks of highest elegance and beauty. One of her specialist areas in silversmithing, which has become her trademark, is the technique of layering: the overall appearance of the work is formed by soldering silver strips onto each other. The final refinement of the ribbed surface is achieved by manually re-cutting the solder strips with a graver.
Her works can be found, among others, in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Modern Silver Collection of the Goldsmith’s Company, London. Nan Nan Liu was already teaching during her training at the Bishopsland Educational Trust and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. She is the recipient of numerous awards.
21.7 cm / 8.54″ length, 16.0 cm / 16.29″ tall, 18.0 cm / 7.08″ wide; 954.4 g / 30.68 oz