Rebecca Hannon’s evocative jewellery objects double as ‘fine souvenirs’. Place and time are documented through the process of making. A fleeting memory, a lost bauble or an everyday object are refashioned to create small, celebratory ornaments. She says, ‘I work in series and find each new grouping a challenge to create tension between the story, and the right medium to evoke meaning. Materials are endless; one must search and then concentrate to find the subtle message found in an object.’
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in the US, Rebecca worked as a goldsmith for five years before studying at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. Born in Washington D.C. in 1973, she lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is associate professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Her work can be seen in collections internationally, including the Marzee Collection, the Mint Museum and the Racine Art Museum in the US and the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallinn.