Still Life (New)
All the pieces are made to document the still life or dead form of plants. I would like to use this collection to pay tribute to all plants that have lived a rough or quiet life. They all deserve our respect and love, and I'd like to remind everyone not to forget our root, our past and the importance of mother nature.
The change of seasons from summer into winter is hinted by the breezy sounds in nature, the lurking movement of hidden beasts, the scents through the dampness in the forest, and the fading colors of the leaves and flowers. This inspiration of this collection continues to embrace the importance of mother nature — how structure and the organic intertwines themselves in the form of dried-plant life. Every piece hints to the subtle transformation of textures and layers of material and color. Besides silver and brass, a new element is introduced into this collection: vintage French sequins from the 1920s through the 1950s. This is very sentimental to me as a way to revive the old forgotten materials and to modernize it into contemporary jewelry. The rustic and the modern cross paths just like the growing and decaying processes of mother nature.
And this is how this ‘Hint’ collection is named after.
In this collection, my inspirations are driven from the mother nature, the hope towards Life & Death, and a German Plant Photography pioneer, Karl Blossfeldt. I started this collection by thinking how the new materials could embrace the old, and how the old would inspire & ground the new. Through the interplays of interesting shapes of brass, gold & silver, and vintage finds from my favorite local bead stores, the design intent of my work is to create an organic but structural form - just like the plant photography projected by Blossfeldt. And the balance between asymmetry & symmetry becomes a main play of this collection.