Silvanus brooch was made in 2019 for the collection Ligno Regia. It was then exhibited at the Growth and Evolution exhibition in Kunming/China in 2020.
Mutation and Evolution is the main theme of this brooch. Everything grows or everything dies. There is no standstill. Regardless of whether you consider a person, society, mankind or the universe. Natural urge to grow and to change is universal and the desirable Ideal of union between human and the natural world marked by our environmental impact.
A tree, just like a human, is a symbol of growth and change. Meaning of change is in our being that we want to develop freely until the last breath. To survive we need the feeling of connection and security. As soon as we feel insecure, we begin to hold on to familiarity. That narrows our natural urge for growth, change and liveliness.
In my work the world is a changing form that evolves in mutations, which produce changes in the observable characteristics. Strange exotic stone flowers grow from a piece of plum and mangrove wood. Divergent material properties meet another in unusual combinations; soft and amorphous runs into hard and edged, translucent stones into matt light absorbing bodies.
Multi coloured objects generate multi-emotional conditions based on the individual colour. A colour combination is a unique construction in the body of my jewellery.