Pins, Ruffs & epaulettes
It is Hamilton’s desire as a maker to explore the inherent critical thinking and understanding of materials utilised when makers of all species make.
Through the use of readily-dismissed, low-value natural materials, such as seaweed and salt, she endeavours to produce desirable, high-value, wearable adornment. By instigating comparative discussion around her work with that of non-human-animal makers employing the same materials and techniques, such as decorator crabs or dolphins, she hopes to challenge the viewer’s concepts of value and adornment within the natural world.
Striving to enchant, her wearable work aims to spark debate and bring about a wider consideration of thought process in all making by all species. Her hope is to pursue this route with those working across all scientific, cultural and artistic platforms and in future help to synthesise this knowledge into a non-speciest framework of understanding in making.