Jewellery, Metalwork, Sculpture
About the artistAn independent Canadian designer and artisan, Lydia Buxton received her BFA from NSCAD University in 2013, where she majored in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. Recently relocated from Halifax, NS, Lydia currently lives and works in East Vancouver, where she creates one of a kind pieces and releases new pieces to her studio line Lydi of the Valley Jewellery. Her most recent body of work, ‘The Gardens We Carry’ is represented by Charon Kransen Arts, of New York, NY and by L.A. Pai Gallery in Ottawa, ON. On the Gardens We Carry "The memories of our youth leave permanent imagery, for me it was most often found within moments recessed in shady garden spaces. This series of work is based on those memories both distant and defined, that continue to link us to our earliest experiences of the outdoors. What is perceived and remembered, is often shifting between memory and lingering sensory cues. I use soft palettes contrasting them against darkened silver, quietly tucking pears as metaphors between repeating elements to evoke the green and warm, grey and cloudy - it is these elements that inspired this collection of tactile reminders."
My designs are a response to the visual fragments of memory. Using various mediums, I delight in the culmination of hand-tasks that directly propel life into wearable objects.
1000 Parker St.Vancouver , BC