statement’ is a conceptual exploration of wearing a physical label based on - not our successes and fortune - but our insecurities. jewellery normally is a symbol of happiness, milestones and celebrations. this series examines the opposite, the physical notion of wearing each and every insecurity and burden, not just quietly experiencing them. this exhibition is not crafted to overshadow nor cast dismay over the beauty we find in the jewels we regularly treasure, but to embrace the thought of ‘wearing our hearts on our sleeves’, whether in-love, over-flowing with excitement or drenched in grief.
every ‘statement’ is a window into the darkest corners of our subconscious and ego. by recognizing and acknowledging the fears we hide inside of us, we may grow brave enough to see beauty in the weight we allow to hold us down, that ultimately also strengthen us.
this series is an expedition into the artist’s self-consciousness, and an observation of our inhibitions. it is an acknowledgement of the labels we wrongly put on ourselves, hide deep inside and prevent anyone from proving them wrong. the artist wants to convey the emotion of lifting these necklaces off our shoulders and cathartically mounting them in space outside of our inner selves.