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Mag. Art VIKTORIA MÜNZKER
Blue necklace with wood
portrait Viktoria Münzker Ferus

I'm a professional jewellery artist born in Slovakia and living in Austria. Since 2005 I'm taking part in international awards and exhibitions. 2012 I’ve won the first prize “Azur” Jewellery Art Contest International Baltic Jewellery Show ‘AMBER TRIP’, Vilnius Lithuania, 2013 First prize in Gioielli in Fermento Torre Fornello Award, Italy and 2016 First Prize in Arts and Craft International Design Award.

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Elysia Chlorotica coloured driftwood brooch

Fragile Unknown – Flatworms /Part VI

experiments, Nature, Worms collection / No Comment / July 24, 2018

Blue and violet brooch with amethyst

Collection Worms:Into the Unknown

The most significant influence in my work for the last 6 years was my discovery of the unknown world and the flatworms. 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.

Flatworms

“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

It 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.”

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