Eugenia Chan, 2016
Sterling Silver, Acrylic, Walnut
Photo by Eugenia Chan
Sometimes instead of looking for new inspiration in my current surroundings, inspiration can be found in history. By reviewing and understanding what each movement has contributed in developing jewelry it’s allowed me to generate a completely new perspective in where we can push our imagination.
Through this piece I’ve incorporated aspects of what has intrigued me that have been prevalent in history. I’ve chosen to juxtapose these elements with a more contemporary approach whilst keeping the integrity of each movement. I’ve taken details like organic forms from art noveau, colour schemes, geometric forms from art deco; using unindustrialized materials and taken inspiration from calder. The earring uses an innovative yet contemporary approach where it sets to redefine the traditional method of how an earring is worn.