Dublin-based artist Gillian Corcoran finds inspiration in her local landscape. As the founder of eco-friendly jewelry line Lost Forest, Corcoran crafts whimsical works of wearable art that incorporate “real native wildflowers, fungi, and organic curiosities harvested from the Irish countryside” into their one-of-a-kind designs.
Ranging from dazzling pendants to eye-catching earrings, Corcoran's bespoke creations highlight the beauty of all-natural materials. Each accessory features flora encased in pine resin—a lustrous material known for both its glossy appearance and ‘green' design—and framed in glistening gold. Meticulously arranged by Corcoran, each bunch of plants forms a miniature landscape, “resulting in a unique looking glass that reveals a magical secret world to those who peer through.”
In addition to offering statement pieces that are aesthetically alluring, Lost Forest also aims to bring customers closer to the natural world, culminating in a collection of jewelry with a meaningful message. “They are a reminder to respect and appreciate Mother Nature and our local surroundings,” Corcoran tells My Modern Met, “and they allow the wearer to carry a little piece of nature with them wherever they go.”
If you'd like to pick up your own pretty piece of wearable art, stop by the Lost Forest shop.