Project description

This collection explores the relationship between light and shadow using geometry as a medium in contemporary jewellery. Inspired by the projection of light, it demonstrates the complex relationships between light and shadow by projecting single and multiple beams of light at different angles onto cubes, pyramids, and spheres.

Each piece functions as a small-scale sculpture and wearable and decorative piece of jewellery. When the viewer wears these geometric shadows on the body, the jewellery’s shadow is accompanied by a light source in the environment, as if real or fake shadows adorn the body. The way in which the work is displayed is also part of the creativity in the collection. In the case of the pearl shadow necklace, only the shadow can be worn and not the pearl necklace itself.

In exploring the relationship between light and shadow, the collection emphasises the fact that shadows should not be ignored. It is a record of the beautiful, rethinking the inconspicuous nature of objects in the dark. Shadows as jewellery not only beautify the body, but also enrich the human spirit.

The Shadow of Geometry

This collection explores the relationship between light and shadow using geometry as a medium in contemporary jewellery. Inspired by the projection of light, it demonstrates the complex relationships between light and shadow by projecting single and multiple beams of light at different angles onto cubes, pyramids.

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Left: Triangular pyramid shadow brooch Right: Cube shadow brooch
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Pretend in card for earrings and ring
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Pretend in card for necklace
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Pretend in card for brooches
The Shadow of Pearl

This collection explores the relationship between light and shadow using geometry as a medium in contemporary jewellery. Inspired by the projection of light, it demonstrates the complex relationships between light and shadow by projecting single and multiple beams of light at different angles onto spheres. The way in which the work is displayed is also part of the creativity in the collection. In the case of the pearl shadow necklace, only the shadow can be worn and not the pearl necklace itself.

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Skills & Experience
  • Silversmithing
  • Rhino, Coral Draw, Keyshot, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign