Kate Alterio is a Wellington based multidisciplinary artist who works in: contemporary jewellery, painting, photography and 3d sculptural works. Her work often explores diversity, the tension between opposites, human connectedness, physical, metaphysical and spiritual themes.
Hum of the Universe was inspired by forms and principals associated with Platonic Solids, Sacred Geometry and the Golden Mean.
Wherever we look, we find these geometrical forms and mathematical representations, from the farthest reaches of the universe to the single cell within the body, the microcosm reflected in the macrocosm.
Power and Illusion. The world is different for each of us. Our perception dictates how we see ourselves, others and the world around us. This collection explores these themes. Shapes are faceted, changing their appearance from different angels. Three dimensional geometric forms play with perception and perspective. Elements on earrings move and change orientation. From moment to moment they take on a different appearance; even though they turn around the same axis, nothing is fixed or stable. A metaphor for this world and our lives.