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Jaqueline Ryan

The artist's statement:

" I love the natural world and am also inspired by the decorative arts of ancient cultures such as the Egyptians and the Etruscans. I greatly admire the way in which they adored, respected and worshipped nature, a real contrast with modern, greedy and consumerist 'money-venerating' culture. The aspect of preciousness and timelessness which these ancient works of art embody is fascinating, as is the way in which they seem even today to posses a universal aesthetic, appealing to and inspiring the contemporary over and over again. I don't know if it is realistic but I would like to be able to capture a similar element of timelessness in my work and hope that it may be preserved in time along with tthe works of the other makers that share the same conviction in high quality craftmanship, aesthetic distinctiveness and originality and to be appreciated and nurtured in the contex of public and privat collections for many generations to come ".