Mah Rana’s work raises questions about the reasons we form attachments to objects, about how we construct identity and express individuality in the world through our choice of objects sending out clues, both intentional and unintentional, as to our character. Rana is at the forefront of a small, but expanding number of applied artists who make conceptual work from a maker’s perspective. Jewellery is Life is Rana’s first major solo exhibition. Recent projects include: The Uncanny Room – Pitshanger Manor, London 2002 and Infinity – Viceversa Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2002.
'Mah Rana is an archaeologist of memory. She has excavated amongst the prosaic silt of throwaway-life, to sift out the overlooked treasures … She has found a way of conjoining consciousness; creating objects that can re-animate memory for each of us, objects that create a sense of co-reminiscence.' Augustus Caseley-Hayford, writer