Collection Worms:Into the Unknown
Collection Worms:Into the Unknown
The most significant influence in my work for the last 5 years was my discovery of the “Unknown”. The unknown species, the unknown sea, the unknown universe and the unknown for itself. I researched also in psychology and philosophy with Carl Gustav Jung, Siegmund Freud, Sören Kierkegaard or Arthur Schopenhauer.
“If the material character dominates in jewelry, it is caught in the moment of fascination, even if it exposes him to extreme conditions, such as processing by a human. By focusing on the essentials and not on external conditions, we reach the blurred lines between natural and artificial. These relationships are the jewel in the composition of freedom.
The “Flatworms” have brought up an idea that might work well. I have never seen something like that, this fine, flaky body look like stripped layers of paint, so colorful that one could hardly believe it ……. They have taken it to my heart.
Far below the horizon, in the darkness of the ocean it lives unobserved by humans. Where the light goes out and ceases to exist, romp creatures of unknown nature. They lure us in mysterious ways, open up their habitat and run off with us into their closed world.
In their habitat „live“ many algae.
Alginate is a material which is derived from algae. Mixed with water, it serves as a jelly-like mass for body forming. As a purely biological material it is safe and environmentally friendly. Process after the water evaporates and the shape shrinks and dries out. It is very light. This lightness has intrigued me. This was the moment where I have processed it and made jewelry of it. I’ve often changed, further carved, colored, or coated the imprint. These pieces include cement, pigments or sand. What are these objects? They are mild forms, imprints of shells, skeletons of marine organisms, parts of melted sand grains together, or the unknown nature which we cannot see. This jewellery shows how I see the real, or even the unreal. There are not real found shells, or coral skeletons, there are only three-dimensional pictures of it. And what could be seems more real than what is. The game played by real and not real takes place in jewelry and wearer’s body.”
The “Unknown Waters” collection from 2012 has a continuous character, it`s a following and deepening of the Unknown theme.“How far is it from the depths of the unknown oceans until you reach the depth of imagination, an unknown place where everything is possible? And in countless combinations? We move slowly, swim at the bottom of our thoughts and discover again and again what we have not even dreamed of. . . You ask yourself where this fantastic variety of impossible forms and mystical colors comes from? What inspires the nature in her creations?
Whether alive or dead, animal or stone, everything has a chance to be.
Through imagination the undiscovered world of inward beings is brought to daily life till a piece of jewelry is created. The question is not “Where does my inspiration come from?” But “Where does it end?”. Where it has no limits and no rules, it is inexhaustible. With myriads of sources, in all shapes and colors, it develops itself.
Everything is possible, nothing is true!
The deeper the unknown, the more intoxicating the world is. The inspiration’s floating in weightless state, it never stands still. By movements of the water pulled back and forth – a solid bottom does not exist.
An unsatisfied thirst for knowledge, which drives to work, creates unique pieces that tell a story. The devotion to nature and jewelry rewarded with an open field of imagination, inspiration that’s wearable, and moreover an absolute revelation of one’s own feeling.”