In 2013 graduated at the technical jewelry school in Schoonhoven, in the Netherlands. One year later I went to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, also in the jewelry field. I graduated in 2018. Her topics revolve around the inherent entanglement of value and meaning in the field of traditional jewelry.
If an object is situated in an environment in which it did not originate the meaning changes.
This disregard of context is difficult for me to understand. Through my work and this collection I want to reveal the inherent entanglement of value and meaning and give this relationship attention. Why do we appropriate objects from a traditional context and place them in a totally different one, in which the original meaning is no longer recognizable?
This current body of work takes traditional jewelry as a starting point and through experimentation with a chemical process, records time, and in so doing removes or disrupts the objects original function.