Nezha – 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.
It came to reality when pandemic monopolized our headline news. The need for positivity and a brighter future has become more important than ever. Due to Covid-19 we had to stop. We had to pause our daily hurrying, everyday stress and our routine. A new chance to create a world based on love, help and understanding, living in harmony with nature and society. To surround yourself with colours is a good way to think positive. I use anodized titanium to add colour to the metal parts and different stones to highlight the pieces.
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 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.
Nezha – Third Lotus Prince Brooch was inspired by the inexhaustible Chinese mythology.