Mary Lynn Podiluk
Viewing natural objects through perspectives of speech and sound, Saskatoon-based Art Jeweller & Goldsmith Mary Lynn Podiluk explores the relationship between communication and artistic interpretation. She represents aspects of language through organic forms, linguistic textures, and acoustic visualizations creating conceptual jewellery and holloware that is sensual and graceful. Mary Lynn builds on a foundation of traditional goldsmithing and enamelling using alternative techniques adapted and refined through continuous self-directed experimentation. Blending precious metals, gemstones and resilient yet glass-like resin, she creates an interplay of light and colour between lustrous surfaces and vibrant transparency, resulting in sculptural, expressive work that speaks to the viewer, whether on the body or on display.
Since graduating from NSCAD University in 2012, Mary Lynn has received several accolades and exhibited her work throughout North America. She is a 2015 (Washington) and 2013 (Philadelphia) NICHE Award winner, an award recipient in both the 2015 and 2013 Dimensions (Saskatchewan), and the winner of the 2012 National Jewellery Student Competition which presented opportunity for her 2013 solo exhibition Sonance (Ottawa). Mary Lynn maintains a full-time studio practice, creating unique pieces and collections of art jewellery as well as custom fine jewellery.