THAT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE NATURE AND PERSONALITY OF BOTH MAKER AND WEARER.
IT IS A TWO-WAY PERSONAL EXCHANGE THROUGH WHICH I HOPE TO FACILITATE A RETHINKING OF WAYS OF LIVING AND INTERACTING WITH EACH OTHER AND OUR SURROUNDINGS.
WITH EMOTION AND EXPERIENCE AS THE FOUNDATIONS, I HOPE THAT I PROVOKE POSITIVE RESPONSES FROM WITHIN THE VIEWER, READER AND COLLECTOR, EVEN IF ONLY IN SOME SMALL WAY.
I OFFER THIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE BLUNT, ONE-SIDED STATEMENTS AND ULTIMATUMS THAT ART AND ARTISTS ARE OFTEN NOTORIOUS FOR BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN.
Web-based research combined with a series of visits to individual practitioners in the USA and Europe as well as to significant exhibitions and collections in Europe, the UK and USA, provided a broad overview of current enamel jewellery practice.The removed skin crawls around on the adbomen looking for the fruits to be newly united.Germany’s Ulrike Strempel has created a collection of jewelry that is largely bold with angles and color and hard lines.DRAWING REFERENCES FROM MYTHICAL STORIES OF JAPANESE FISHERMAN AND GUARDIANS OF THE OCEAN AND THE EXPLORERS WHO SAILED TO THE EDGE OF THE EARTH ONLY TO DISCOVER IT WAS ROUND, TO THE PHYSICS AND DYNAMICS OF CURRENTS AND WAVES, WHAT I TRY TO EXPRESS IS THE INDESCRIBABLE FEELING OF BEING, THROUGH BODILY EXPERIENCE, MEMORY AND EMOTION.I THINK BECAUSE I USED TO DREAM ABOUT BEING ABLE TO BREATHE UNDERWATER THERE IS ALWAYS A POWERFUL AND DEEP EMOTIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN EACH PIECE I MAKE.