Nezha brooch – Third Lotus Prince, a protection deity in chinese folk religion and together with Krishna, he’s a powerful child that defeats mighty serpents. To protect his family and friends, he committed suicide, but Nezha was later brought back to life by his teacher, Taiyi Zhenren, who used lotus roots to construct a human body for his soul. The body of the brooch is a red piece of driftwood that has a blue titanium lotus flower. This flower on the root-driftwood symbolizes the Third Lotus Prince brought back to life in a piece of jewellery.
Twisted and organic shapes are inspired by marine life forms like medusae and anemones. The opulence of color combinations, paired with materials like titanium and wood result in fantasy creations which approach real sea animals in different ways. 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 softness or its temperature.