MIND YOUR VALUES, 2012
Mind Your Values, 2012
The word ‘value’ in a jewelry context obviously sends one’s mind towards valuable and precious, but the title refers in its entirety also to one’s personal set of values.
The project takes its starting point in a general wonderment about my own behavior patterns and mindset as well as a reflection upon values characterizing Western society today. Among other things the Danish tendency to be somewhat conceited can advantageously be turned into curiosity, a call for a humorous, loving and critical eye.
With these jewels I put physical form to thoughts about values in general. The theme MIND YOUR VALUES is visualized from different angles, from the personal point of departure to general observations about the world I live in.
THE GREENER GRASS is a brooch with a piece of groomed grass surrounded by neatly set white pearls. With a twinkle in the eye this brooch sticks a finger into the myth about the grass always being greener at the other side of the fence.
Here I have created a medal that considers your own lawn as the best looking and most desirable.
THE GREENER GRASS
Oxidized silver, freshwater pearls, ribbons, ”grass”, found object, clips
Foto: Dorte Krogh