When I raise my head from work in my studio and look out the window, there it is, House no.10. My thoughts have bounced off the façade of the house for 20 years but I discovered it just now. It is a single floor older house in yellow and red bricks with beautiful proportions and decoration. That is just the exterior.
The house has its own history. It was built around 1890 as a part of an Epidemic hospital. It is not possible to disregard the fates and stories that have taken place here. There was the tragedy of illness and death of course, but the hospital was also known as a rewarding place to work. These aspects regarded on their own opened many entrances for ideas.
My first step was visual information first. I made drawings of the façade and the trees around it that defined its place. This gave the frames of this jewellery project. The objects made , all necklaces, follows the outline or highlights architectural parts of the building. To be a necklace parts are connected to make different kinds of chains, breaking up the images of a house or it's parts to only to be left in the the wearers own mind.
The project is documented in a book with the same name with background, research, log texts and peripheral material. See more Publications
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