Jewellery is at my feet : the show is yours | 2012 - present

 

“Everybody has their own jewellery,

but not everyone realises that

they have already worn it".

 

My work pushes the boundaries of jewellery by re-thinking, re-defining and re-interpreting the definition of jewellery design. I started questioning myself what is the meaning of jewellery?

I traveled around the world to open up my horizon. From place to place, one footstep after another, it has a lot of meanings, stories and memories. During my travels, I always re corded and collected my memories from the places I visited by using films , sounds, diary, photographs and found objects. All these things have a strong emotional and physical relationship.

The memory that is precious, is very personal and individual. It seems I wear it, not on my body but in my mind. A memory can be defined in my view as a piece of jewellery that is still a part of me and with me all the time.

 "Jewellery is at my feet, the show is yours", the community project, was created in 2012 in order to communicate my believe in jewellery's perception to others. To do this I started creating Memory kits, boxes consisting a memory bag, badges and an instruction of participation. I asked the kit recipients to record their lives through filming their footsteps and valued moments and also collecting memory objects.

Almost two years, the memory from participants returned. Films, found objects, train tickets, wedding rings, tree branches, plastic toys even wrapping papers from 133 participants in 25 countries, were in my studio. These things came with the personal and individual narratives and I used it as my main material to create a piece of jewellery, based on each of participant's story.

  Jewellery is at my feet : the show is yours  | community project launched in 2012

Jewellery is at my feet : the show is yours | community project launched in 2012

  133 participants : 25  countries  | community project launched in 2012 | memory kits

133 participants : 25  countries | community project launched in 2012 | memory kits

  The memory containers from participants  | community project launched in 2012 | memory objects in clear plastic bags

The memory containers from participants | community project launched in 2012 | memory objects in clear plastic bags

  Made me  |   2012, Brooch  memory from Hannah Chantelle Fewtrell-Bolton (England)

Made me | 

2012, Brooch

memory from Hannah Chantelle Fewtrell-Bolton (England)

  Little red riding hood with her car  |   2013, Brooch  memory from Lenia Zolia (Greece)

Little red riding hood with her car | 

2013, Brooch

memory from Lenia Zolia (Greece)

  Pull it up, A sign of inspiration  |   2016, Brooch & Neckpiece  memory from Atty Tantivit (Thailand)

Pull it up, A sign of inspiration | 

2016, Brooch & Neckpiece

memory from Atty Tantivit (Thailand)

  Hjem  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Annette Dam (Denmark)

Hjem | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Annette Dam (Denmark)

  I grow my own collection in a wider egg toys  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Noon Passama (Netherlands/Thailand)

I grow my own collection in a wider egg toys | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Noon Passama (Netherlands/Thailand)

  My piece is in the museum of plastic on Sunday  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Holinka Escudero (Mexico)

My piece is in the museum of plastic on Sunday | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Holinka Escudero (Mexico)

  25th  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Katherine Richmond (England)

25th | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Katherine Richmond (England)

  Den Lille havfrue  |   2014, Brooch  memory from Marie Louis Kristensen (Denmark)

Den Lille havfrue | 

2014, Brooch

memory from Marie Louis Kristensen (Denmark)

  Deserves a Beer  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Marta Mattsson (Sweden)

Deserves a Beer | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Marta Mattsson (Sweden)

  Daisy  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Laura Bradshaw Heap (England)

Daisy | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Laura Bradshaw Heap (England)

  The new hill  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Zita Hsu (Taiwan)

The new hill | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Zita Hsu (Taiwan)

  Cheap Ring  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Hanil Oh (South-Korea)

Cheap Ring | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Hanil Oh (South-Korea)

  The beginning of my Ikea's couch  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Izabella Petrut (Austria)

The beginning of my Ikea's couch | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Izabella Petrut (Austria)

  What it was  |   2016, Brooch  memory from Narate Jung (Thailand)

What it was | 

2016, Brooch

memory from Narate Jung (Thailand)