Rubens brooch from the Cycles of Nature symbolizes the perfect stage created by nature. There is a source, a connection and motivation. It doesn’t matter which time or place. It’s only one thing and multiple possibilities. I choose work in, and for art, creating jewellery, to make my inner world visible. Colours and forms of biological organisms transformed in my mind.
The perfection of nature’s forms and the beauty of the material challenge me to create jewellery pieces of resemblant quality. Sometimes, my workbench looks like a natural history collection: Driftwood of a wayward-knotted shape, pieces of coral, lichen, dried scale of a carp, petrified sea shell, amber or a sea urchin skeleton gather there.
Divergent material properties meet another in unusual combinations: soft and amorphous runs into hard and edged, translucent stones into mat light absorbing bodies. Animal, botanic and mineral seems to flow fluently into each other. My jewellery objects are materialized imaginations. It’s not how the things really are. How they could be – that is the point of aesthetic capability. They appear strange, till we realize a reflection of our own psyche in it. The creations origin in deeper layers of human consciousness. Feelings, wishes, fears and instincts drift on the bottom of the soul. I love to dive. Into the depth of the oceans, into the colours of nature, into subconscious.
And so is the color red always present in my life and work, as the color of my hair, color of my jewelry and temperament. It is a living proof of life in all its facets with magical attributes like sustainability, willpower, courage, power and spirit. It serves physical revitalization and sexuality. Red has fire in its soul.