Alyra Bartasek

Alyra Bartasek Artist and Contemporary Jeweller, Phenix Jewellery
Bachelor of Fine Art + Arts 2013 Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) 2014

I’m inspired by the human body and trying to understand what it is about humans that make us unique. In particular, I am inspired by areas of the body that we might not always reflect on. This reflection, I feel, is required for a deeper understanding of who we are. I have taken to jewellery specifically as I like how it can engage with the wearer in a very direct and personal manner.

Monash encouraged me to consider my creative position on a critical level, and the lecturers – all practicing artists – encouraged me to be absorbed by the contemporary jewellery community. This enabled me to hone in on my artistic interest and I am most grateful for this.