Avondale Artist Village Pin

Materials: Sterling silver, copper, beads.

Year: Ongoing

Artist Statement:

This piece of jewellery is inspired by a tag from a teabag. Although I wish every viewer will have their own perspective looking at this piece, my intention was to express: 

We never realize how lucky we are, having vessels and blood cells moving through our body has been already a gift. 

Heart Brooch
Window Brooch

Materials: Sterling silver, copper, beads.

Year: 2019

Artist Statement:

This piece of jewellery is inspired by a tag from a teabag. Although I wish every viewer will have their own perspective looking at this piece, my intention was to express: 

We never realize how lucky we are, having vessels and blood cells moving through our body has been already a gift. 

The Cheese Guy
Kaleidoscope

Materials: Acrylic, sterling silver.

Year: 2021

artist statement:

After the first phase of researching the possibilities with laser cut and acrylic material, I was impressed by the use of colour acrylic. The transparent colour acrylic reminds me of a kaleidoscope, as they are always about bright colours, transparency, patterns. I added the components from another toy called “flying fairy”, in order to make this piece functional. By combining these components from the 2 toys, that’s fun+fun. And having it as an interactive piece I wish to pass the joy from childhood along to the viewer/wearer.

The top view of this piece will express the image of turning a kaleidoscope, and the rest viewpoints will show the sliding. I chose 2 transparent colours of acrylic. While expressing the illusion, 2 colours overlapping won’t block the light and take away the transparency.

Interactive jewellery always catches my eye and makes me want to try it on. I found out it’s even better if a jewellery piece moves while the wearer’s body is moving, which makes more sense to me as this is how jewellery is different from toys. In this project, I tend to have the movement possible from both sides: body gestures as an interesting jewellery piece, and intention to play it relates it back to the toy theme.

Bunny's Carousel

Materials: Cloisonné, Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, copper, stainless steel.

Year: 2021

Artist statement:

In this work, I explored the Cloisonne technique in vitreous enamel. When I was younger, I always wondered if animals have an amusement park in their bushes, I decided to visualize one. Cloisonne is a time-consuming technique, I was able to enjoy it while taking some time for myself to reminisce the joy from my childhood.

The Missing Tooth

Materials: Acrylic, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, copper, stainless steel.

Year: 2021

As the jewellery is always considered as a part of the outfit or decoration, this project is looking at how jewellery can make a change.

This project is inspired by the NSCAD peer support program. Students with mental health issues always need a listener, and it can be hard for them to ask for help.

From my own experience, having the tooth falling nightmare is a sign that my body tells me I am under pressure. I use the missing tooth as a signifier, which represents those who are having mental health issues.

The wearer of the missing tooth are those who need help, and whoever wants to offer help can wear the tooth pin.

The goal here is to help students ask or offer help without feeling pressured to take the step, as this piece of jewellery will speak for them.

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