My work sits within the context of sustainability and recycling. I am interested in the qualities of non-precious materials, how to transform and repurpose them. What do we consider precious? What does value mean? Are there limits to what jewellery can be? These are the questions that most inspire my work, whose main characteristic is to question our contemporary idea of Value and Materiality.
Cardboard Cutouts Collection
Using layers of industrial cardboard tubing, I transform a man-made material into an organic form. In a kind of reversed alchemy that uses resin, my work creates a state-change; the end product is an entirely new substance. Pitting nature against machine, I harden paper so that it feels like rock yet looks like driftwood. By breaking down the industrial structure, the material begins to return to its original form. Preciousness is added through veins of recycled silver: the resulting pieces are as light as air and eminently wearable.