Taking a romantic view of the sea and the life that surrounds it, Gilly explores its colour, material and form.
Absorbing herself in iconic references to seafaring folk, she exaggerates the nautical traditions, combining hard and soft materials to emphasize the strength and struggle of a way of life. She uses the harshness of the cold metal against the warmth of the hand dyed flexible elastic - the same elastic local Plockton fishermen draw on in their creels.
The changing colour palette of the Highlands echoes her view of the heather blanket hills and continual shift in light reflected in the sea and lochs.
Gilly challenge’s the properties of control and resilience with minimal aesthetics, creating dramatic pieces of beauty, strength and texture.
£30 - £2000 - I welcome commissions
2012 -Open Eye Gallery-Solo Show-June
2011 -Philadelphia Museum of Art and Design
-LOOT, MAD Museum, New York
-Origin, International Craft Fair, London
-Pittenween Art Festival-Scotland
-The Gest Collection-Los Angeles
The Great Court Jewellery Collection-British Musuem
Solo Show at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh-June 2012