Karin Jones is a Vancouver-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in jewellery and metalwork, whose work examines the ways historical narratives shape our present-day identities.
Her series Precious consists of a group of repurposed farm implements that Jones has embellished with damascene inlay, an age-old technique originally developed for inlaying silver and gold on arms and armour. The work addresses pastoral notions of agricultural labour and the romanticization of rural life.
Image credit: Karin Jones, Scythe (detail), 2010, from the series Precious. 24K gold and fine silver Damascene inlay on found object (carbon steel and ash). 58 x 32 x 5.5 in. Photo courtesy of John Cameron.