Alan Preston (New Zealander, b.1941), Artist 1983 © All rights reserved See full details
A wide coconut shell bangle with a notched insert of brass. An early work by Alan Preston that explores the use of coconut shell, a customary Pacific adorment material with metal. Exhibited in the Pacific Adornment show at the Dowse in 1985. A precursor piece to Bone Stone Shell 1988. Alan Preston is one of the founding members of Fingers jewellery gallery and cooperative beginning in Auckland in 1974.
coconut shell, brass
65 x 125mm (h x w)
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 1984