Spot 5 Mistakes, 2010
Spot 5 Mistakes, 2010
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?
Filtered, Necklace, 2010
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.
Filtered, 2010. 14kt gold, gold plated silver, pearls, pink corals
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.