My jewellery shows how I see the real, or even the unreal – Lutea Necklace is a sea slug inspired jewellery piece. The colour of fire makes it nearly vivid. The truth is, not to create real found shells, or coral skeletons. Only three-dimensional picture of them. And what is and what could be seems more real, than known visible things. The game played by real and not real takes place in my jewellery message and the wearer’s body. My first collection, where I’ve worked with nudibranches was Worms:Into the Unknown in 2012. I love to dive. Into the depth of the oceans, into the colours of nature, into subconscious. Lutea necklace connects the imagination, subconscious and the unknown world. The perfection of nature’s forms and the beauty of the material challenge me, Sometimes it’s driftwood of an insanely knotted shape, pieces of coral, petrified sea shell, amber or a sea urchin skeleton. It’s about unusual combinations: soft and amorphous – hard and edged – translucent and matt light bodies. The gracile and grotesque-looking deep-sea organisms could be also figments. Nature and phantasy becomes one. My jewellery objects are materialized imaginations. It’s not how the things really are. How they could be – that is the point of aesthetical capability.
Lutea necklace from the Microvita collection was made in 2017.