GEM OF HEARTS
Gillian McFarland is a metal jewelry designer and silversmith. She studied at North Island College on Vancouver Island.
As a maker, she is driven by the power of form. From a young age, Gillian has been infatuated by life’s mysteries. In her teenage years she began to study healing, spirituality and sacred geometry. A lover of gemstones, she is enchanted by their ‘other worldly’ iridescence and schiller. They easily draw the eye in and become the focal point of her work.
Her creativity is also inspired by the transformative power of fire. She is reminded of the image of the sacred burning heart and often visualizes this alchemy in her meditations. Believing that our hearts act as a gateway to the infinite, each breath fuelling our eternal flame. In harnessing the power of these raw elements: fire, air, metal and earth, she sees endless creative potential.