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.