Crater brooch was made for the exhibition ‘Broken Beauty’ at Alliages Gallery in Lille, France. Nature lodged the beauty into the actual cornerstone of creation. What makes crystals growing into their construction and systems? What brings and controls the flower to arrange its blossoms into complicated inflorescences? Who creates the colorful illustration on the wings of the butterfly or bird? But what has adjust the human eye to consider these with pleasure? Is the human eye a mirror, that nature created for itself, to recognize within like a vainly being? Whether in our bodies or souls, wounds remind us of the pain we went through. Instead of hiding them, we all should try to highlight those cracks that make us unique and irreplaceable, as well as resilient in life. Twisted and organic shapes are inspired by unexpected life forms. Crater brooch symbolizes the opulence of color combinations, paired with materials resulting in fantasy creations. Contrast and contradiction becomes sharper by using divergent materials side by side. For me it is important to feel the material, its smooth or rough surface, its natural form and colour. For me, to create jewellery, is to make the inner world visible. Colours and forms of biological organisms transformed in the mind and through the hands. Amidst the chaos, there is harmony. Millions of fascinating species, both animals and plants depend on each other. Some of them fall into oblivion. I want to protect and cherish the natural world. Nature itself defies expectations and comprehensibility.
Crater brooch is from the collection Cycles of Nature made in 2019.