Using traditional techniques, British artist Stephen Cox practice is founded upon carving. One of the first artists in many centuries to gain access to the Imperial Porphyry Quarries in the eastern mountains of Egypt, his work often features imperial marble, alabaster and porphyry. For his project with Louisa Guinness Gallery he has used this red Egyptian porphyry and green Greek porphyry to create a two part piece of jewellery that is split through the middle and held together with magnets. The title, Geminid, is a conjunction of 'Gemini’ and 'gem’, meaning 'jewel’ or 'bud’, and makes a direct link to his 'pairs’ of bigger sculptures entitled Gemini and Gemini 11.
The seascape pieces, somewhat akin to a Sugimoto photograph, are the purest form of wearable art. Formed of a sliced natural stone, their lines emulate a seascape akin to that of the Scottish coast. Able to be contemplated on and outside of the body the breastplate comes in a custom dedicated frame for wall hanging - emphasising duality of function.