Throughout the past year I have found myself wandering the port for hours, staring at the tied boats swaying from side to side with a creak and reflecting that a boat is not supposed to be cooped up in a bottle. And here I am again engrossed in the deconstruction and assembly of images of boats; once again stretching the creaking mast, blowing its sails; deconstructing and reconstructing a fictional story that takes shape on the material like rust. The series of jewels was created out of a constant need in wandering, moving, and escaping, and on the other hand a longing for stability and a steady foundation. The taught strings provide the jewels an anchoring point on the body, fastening the jewels to the garment, breathing life into them like tendons and veins, and linking the worlds.
Materials: copper, steel, enamel, fireline, cement based adhesives.
Techniques: enamel on steel, sawing and laser cutting, turning, spot welding, etching, corrosion.