For background on the artist and works, see below.
About the ArtistLindsay Missen Each piece of Lindsay Missen’s beautifully crafted jewellery carries multiple stories and quiet histories through to the present day. Over the past 25 years or more he has collected semi precious stones and antique materials while travelling the country and the world, and he fashions these into contemporary necklaces and rings which are superbly made in every facet. A graphic designer by profession, for many years he has made jewellery for his partner, Dutch-New Zealand landscape painter Gerda Leenards, and only recently agreed to exhibit and offer his pieces for sale. His first exhibition was in December 2008 at The Diversion. The use of antique materials means each piece is not only unique, but a carrier of history. The wearer becomes the guardian or bearer of those stories, as things of beauty find a new life and begin another story, transformed. Lindsay Missen lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.