Pierre Cavalan

Mosaic-like wall hangings and ornate silver jewellery typify the work of jeweller and 3D illustrator Pierre Cavalan.  His combined technique of montage assembly results in ornate silver jewellery crafted from antiquated materials bearing new symbols, as shown in the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) Fair in Miami (1996), and in Australia (1994).  His recent works include Single Mask Brooch (2006), a human blindfolded face cast in silver with a contrast-texture “x” over the mouth, and Sisyphus Brooch (2006), a Grecian referent made of bronze, silver, and copper. His Thousand Faces exhibition toured Australia, Japan, Korea, and Denver, CO, based on a unifying idea articulated in the book by Joseph Campbell, the hero has a thousand faces.