These larger than life monumental adornments use cultural signifiers such as the knot to question and explore my cultural identity. The jewelry mimics qualities of my straight black hair to evoke the tactile and visceral, evoking personal identity through adornment. The knot is a cultural symbol that dates back to prehistoric times. Not only is it a beautiful form but it encompasses meanings of connection, conformity, tension, limit, and ornamentation. Rather than feeling the jewelry on the body, the enlarged scale of the pieces allow you to feel the knots internally. Here I merge the feeling of knotted-ness in its various levels of meaning. Thinking about this complex idea behind the body and adornment and its phenomenon in our society, I think about Jewelry as a monument. 



这件不朽的装饰品利用多个文化象徵,例如绳结,来质问和探索我的文化身份。饰物模仿我的黑直髮,在质感和内在情感质素上塑造出一种文化身份。早在远古时代,绳结已经是一个文化象徵。它不但美丽,同时包含联繫、迎合、张力、限制、装饰等意思。这间庞大的作品让你和它产生内在的共鸣,而不单是戴在头上的感觉。我希望把饰物纠缠性和它的多层意义联繫起来。当我想到身体、饰物和相关的社会现象时,我感到饰物就是历史的见證。



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