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2011


 

 

JEWELRY BY ACCIDENT

    This work explores the idea of “jewelry by accident”. I open the freezer and an ice cube adheres to my index finger: could the ice cube be considered an accessory? I ask the audience to rethink the purpose of jewelry. 

    Literature, German Expressionism, and absurd drama inform my inspirations. I observe people’s behavior and actions to create objects from absurd situations,  capturing fleeting moments from daily life. My understanding of jewelry is not limited to adornment; I investigate the relationship between body, object, and action. 

 
 
 
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I got the inspirations from news that a cow got it head stuck in a chair’s handle. By recreating this absurd imagery in my mind, I considered the handle as a necklace for the cow. The news is just a catalyst which leads to the story

I got the inspirations from news that a cow got it head stuck in a chair’s handle. By recreating this absurd imagery in my mind, I considered the handle as a necklace for the cow. The news is just a catalyst which leads to the story


 
 
 

This is the right way to wear Jewelry

One of my pieces is an Ice tray made of metals, which I relate to the interesting phenomenon of cold metals that adhere to our skin, and sometimes our tongue if we choose to lick it and take the risk. During the winter, the temperature increases immediately and causes these surface to freeze, especially cool metals. Thus being the focus of my jewelry piece that emphasizes the relationship between the temperature and my fashionable science.

 
 
Cat's Cradle  Copper, flocking powder

Cat's Cradle

Copper, flocking powder

 

   Similar to playing cat’s cradle where one person holds the rope, another plays and then they exchange. We think these are physical actions, but they are the process of psychological activity exchanges. One person is active and then becomes passive when holding the rope again. I explore the beauty of people doing things unconsciously and then becoming accessories for themselves

 
 

I explore the symbols created by body movements, especially the folds ofI notice that when people move their limbs and torso, forms emerge like magnified symbols. I first worked with clay to capture the shapes that look like symbols.  Then I developed this idea in copper. I collected all kinds of symbols from figures, forming the copper as if it was a soft cloth. I created symbols that emulate the landscape of the body. When the symbols are assembled together, they comprise a new language that describes the actions of our everyday movements.

Squat  Copper

Squat

Copper

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Bend  Copper

Bend

Copper

 
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