ARTISAN-ARTISAN 'OPAL ON CANVAS' NECKLACE
While art can transcend national borders, it sits squarely confined in its proper frame, to the one side of which is art austerely preserved and to the other, life as the continued application of art. The frame, then, is the subliminal passage between the viewer and the work of art. Stripped of its frame, a piece of artwork likens a soul reft of its bodily vessel.
Drawing inspiration from framed Impressionistic paintings, the Opal On Canvas sources Australian opals to suggest the pearlescence of Impressionists’ palette. Our artisans take pains to study the unique character displayed by each individual opal before fashioning by hand a bespoke frame for each stone. These beautiful frames are repeatedly carved out of wax and fit securely around the variedly-shaped opals. As the golden border invigorates the colourful gemstone, the canvas and the frame rhyme in dynamic interdependence.