WORK – NECKLACES
In my opinion the necklace is the most important form of jewellery with, on the one hand, its strong connection to the body, and on the other, its relatively undisturbed position on the body and I often compare the necklace to a tattoo in these respects. The body offers few ideal areas on which to frame a piece of art but the chest/neck/back has few rivals.
A necklace by definition moves around the neck and in that movement arises an interesting dilemma in the balance between front and back. It’s important for me that the piece is visually consistent independent of from which angle it is viewed.
I build each piece as a collage where the component parts are connected in accordance to the visual and practical nessecities that function and form demands. This also allows me to edit out forms to be used in simplified versions. The necklace itself then becomes a metaphor for the process of creating it and the representation of a chain of thoughts.