Free-form brooch emblazoned with a fiery-red tree design over textured material with silver engravings and numericals.
Jewellery designed by Swedish artist Gunilla Andersson, inspired by the poetry of Irish writer Kevin Higgins’ latest collection, The Colour Yellow & the Number 19: Negative Thoughts That Helped One Man Mostly Retain His Sanity During 2020. The jewellery was kindly donated by Kevin and Gunilla to ROPES 2021 as part of our fundraising efforts for COPE Galway.
About the artist: Gunilla Andersson was born in Sweden. Exploring art and different techniques, she realized that theatre was the right direction for her to pursue. She spent a lot of time in her 20s in the Kinnegad area of County Westmeath, where she found her big love and worked as a waitress at Mother Hubbards. She collaborated with a number of different theatre companies in Sweden, later studying at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. For the past 20 years she has lived in Amsterdam where she has her own décor studio and works with theatres, museums, on film and other arts events.