‘Karli’ neckpiece by Daniel Serra
Inspired by the individual qualities of wood, Daniel Serra strives to push the boundaries of what can be created from a single block.
Conceived in response to a brief from e.g.etal to design a piece of jewellery inspired by Australian landscapes, Daniel Serra’s ‘Karli’ neckpiece is carved from a piece of solid Queensland Blackwood. Using only hand-tools, it took over 90 hours to create, and the weight of this effort is apparent in the meticulous curves and symmetry of the finished piece.
‘Karli’ is an Aboriginal name for boomerang. The piece appears to wrap around the body and interlock, with a recessed copper chenier housing a flex cord which enables the piece to be worn and removed. These carefully executed details reference Daniels’s background in industrial design.
‘Karli’ ($3,410) is currently available in our Melbourne gallery.