I am a practicing jeweller and designer.
Drawing from ideas that are based in mark making, the cursive style of calligraphy Keys uses explores concepts of communication and language. The calligraphic pen strokes that begin on paper, transform into graphic metal objects, and in reclaiming ownership of the body, can be best understood as the repurposing of an idea into space. Using traditional jewellery making techniques her work captures a gestural energy that is suggestive of street ‘tags’. Abstracted from their origin these calligraphic forms become aesthetic artefacts of Keys’ urban landscape.