Spot 5 Mistakes, 2010
The exhibition was based on the premise that flaws are a relative term that depends on the eye of the beholder.
Inspired by the classical "find 5 mistakes” drawings, I put a 3-dimensional and portable question mark of what we regard as errors and what we see as correct and particularly valuable. In the context of jewelry, the matter is put to the extreme – are the valuable materials and the perfect execution always the most precious? Or, can cheap alternatives and quirky expressions hold their own particular value?
ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE BRILLIANT?
The title of this series of jewellery has dual significance. It may be questioning whether you are qualified and brilliant enough. - which surely is a question we all ask ourselves occasionally?
Assuming the brilliant cut being the correct way to be faceted, the title also asks if you are like most people, or fall outside the frame.
One of the brooches is characterized by the gold and precious surface is sanded off, so the faceted edges in silver are accentuated. On another, the shiny gold surface is covered in the same blue paint as the Afghan burkas. It can be interpreted metaphorically.... we all have a surface, but there are several layers underneath. Whether visible or not. what is worth the most? Why judge on the surface, when we know that there's more beneath.
This range of jewelry is really a tribute to diversity. We are all different; we all have our personal facets and distinctive qualities
... and regardless of surface and content, though we're soft or hard, light or heavy, packed firmly into black or blue, we all contribute to the whole.
ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE BRILLIANT? #4
Copper, silver, gold plated, cibatool, lacquer/ Copper, silver, gold plated, cibatool.
50x40x30mm/ 50x50x30 mm.
ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE BRILLIANT?#5
Dyed epoxy, enamel, ink
ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE BRILLIANT? #6
Oxidized silver, copper, epoxy lacquer on the inside/ Copper, silver, lacquer on the inside.
KEPT SAFE/ BARRICADED/I DON´T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT
In this series, I illustrate the shortcomings, which we try to hide - some more vigorously than others. It is up to the viewer to imagine which mistakes are stored where, and …………
Form wise I seek references to medals. I believe people often make a considerable effort to hide their flaws. It may seem as if they believe that they are only good without ... . Do they think someone will come and give them a medal for their efforts?
Silver, brass, epoxy, mahogany, elastic, clips.
I DON´T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT
Silver, brass, gold plated, lacquer, foil, elastic, clips.
Silver, gold plated, casted silicone, elastic.
IN THE CLOSET
18k gold, silver, epoxy, magnets, elastic.
CUT OUT CARROT
Oxidized silver, enamel
The brooch "Precious or not, here I come", is a piece of jewelry in two parts, a girl reflected in both form and materials. One is made of 18k gold and precious gemstones the other in brass and synthetic stones. Both Form and title refers to the idea that even though we do not share identical sets of values nor have the same economic opportunities, we all possess qualities and commonalities. There must be room for diversity, regardless of our surface, our cultural and economic conditions.
At the same time the brooch question the material value in general. Because when the brass is all polished and the synthetic stones are not scratched, it can be quite difficult to spot the material difference/value in the two girls.
PRECIOUS OR NOT, HERE I COME
18K gold, diamond, sapphires, rubies /Brass, synthetic stones
With this necklace I wanted to reflect and materialize the feeling of being squeezed through a system - a kind of meat grinder.
I am probably not the only one who sometimes gets the feeling that society and my environment want me to act or think in a specific way. With the Danish “Jantelov” in mind (an unwritten law that says: Don’t think you are somebody special!), I send the exclusive pearls through a mechanism, wherein there skinned, filtered, and come out like small beads of substantially poorer quality.
14kt gold, gold plated silver, pearls, pink corals