Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Architectural Fragment Earrings



2013.105, 2013, Earrings
PUK welded mild steel, sterling silver
each 38 x 21 x 12mm
(limited edition)
[Donated to the RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction 2018]

Friday, 22 December 2017

For meritorious conduct


Jana Roman, For meritorious conduct, 2017
Sash
Reclaimed denim, reclaimed computer components, cotton
L 3850 x W 170 x D 35mm


Jana Roman, For meritorious conduct, 2017
Sash (detail)


Francis Ormond was the Bill Gates of his time. 
Even in his early days as a sheep station manager Ormond funded evening classes to better the education of his station hands. As Ormond’s pastoral wealth grew so did his philanthropic endeavours, contributing generously to the education, health and spiritual betterment of 19th century Melbourne and the city's future development by funding hospitals, churches, Ormond College at the University of Melbourne and driving the foundation of the Working Men's College that would become RMIT. 
The presentation of an order of merit sash in working persons' blue denim honours Francis Ormond's service to science, art, literature and the promotion of culture and social justice.


Made to dress the Francis Ormond statue, RMIT
Radiant Pavilion exhibition presented 2 September 2017


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Air-Cooled

Jana Roman, Air-Cooled, 2015
Brooch
PUK welded mild steel, stainless steel, copper
32 x 64 x 16mm

This was my donation to the RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction 2016.


1:4

Jana Roman, 1:4, 2015
Brooch
PUK welded mild steel, magnet

This was my donation to the RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction 2015.

Hyperbolic Paraboloid

Jana Roman, Hyperbolic Paraboloid, 2012
Pendant
Cast 925 silver, silk

This was my donation to the RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction 2012.

Auditory Membrane



Jana Roman, Auditory Membrane, 2011
Earrings
925 silver, polypropylene

This was my donation to the RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction 2011.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Radial series, 2015


Fields of corn suddenly give way to finely mown grass and in the sunlight bright airsocks flutter over what becomes apparent is a private airstrip.  Nearby in a seemingly endless series of huge interconnected sheds are hundreds of airplanes, their parts and memorabilia.  From fading photographs smile the enthusiasts who designed, hand-built and piloted all these machines before donating them to the Airpower Museum.  Complete planes are wheeled up to one another with wings and tails interleaved, drones and gliders hang from the rafters, and racks of propellers stand opposite glass cabinets filled with unique scale models.  Wing frames are hooked to the walls and an experimental amphibious plane sits adjacent to a circa World War II flight simulator.  Bolted to heavy, solid stands are various configurations of radial engine waiting to once again spin into action.



Jana Roman, Radial 3C303, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H77 x W73 x D19mm



Jana Roman, Radial 5C304, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H76 x W72 x D19mm



Jana Roman, Radial 5C305, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H77 x W72 x D19mm



Jana Roman, Radial 5C306, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H76 x W72 x D19mm



Jana Roman, Radial 3C307, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H77 x W73 x D19mm



Jana Roman, Radial 3C308, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H76 x W72 x D19mm



Jana Roman, Radial 5C309, 2015
Pendant
Mild steel, copper, PVC
H77 x W73 x D19mm