We are driven by the idea that the human body can connect with other realms through ornaments, just as a talisman becomes an interlocutor between the physical now and the imagined then. . The metals, stones, and bony minerals we are made of are drawn from the deep belly of the Earth, where time is compressed into timeless masses from which we can imagine new realms. . It is from this crucible of fire and pressure that our material, the offspring of supernovae and deep Earth magma deposits, is formed. LOKI PATERA was born in 2018 when the creative intentions of Hugo Vos and Harry Pickering collided. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work. We honor our Elders, past, present and future, and hope that Indigenous sovereignty over their lands will be recognized.