Artist statement

Down the line, I aim to create intangible jewellery. Tai chi, for me, is a form of immaterial jewellery brought forth by a human body. Tai chi mends the mind and body, and it improves your self-esteem. It makes you feel good and that emanates kindness to the outside. Tai Chi has been in my life since 2009. Intangible jewellery is a vision that I have pursued since 2013 in my art.

I am a romantic person, and that shows in my work. Tai chi binds me to the earth and makes me believe in the magical power of a human being. My body is my temple, the Milky Way my home and imagination my world. Incompleteness and never ending progress intrigue me. From my point of view, emptiness outweighs matter. I don’t buy new material for my pieces. Instead, I use, reuse and recycle the materials I already have. My goal is to only make immaterial jewellery art one day.

HE5 | 2019 | Plywood, mirror, gold leaf

I would like to wake you up to ponder on your relationship to the environment, and for you to realize that we are all part of a bigger picture. People and nature form together an enormous organism. At the same time, one human being can be seen as a miniature of this structure, like a microcosm inside a macrocosm. Also you are an entity made up from two opposing forces, Yin and Yang.

What exists between people and jewellery? What would be left out if jewellery didn’t exist? These are the questions I seek to answer with my work.

“The Perfect Man uses his mind like a mirror – going after nothing, welcoming nothing, responding but not storing”

–  Zhuangzi

Values

Hearty

My heartfelt is reflected in my way of working and my passion for tai chi and jewelry. Teaching tai chi and developing intangible jewellery is heart business for me.

Emptiness

The most valuable thing in a goblet, house or bag is the empty space we possess. Universe and emptiness are everyday wonders to me. Immateriality fascinates me. Emptiness represents sustainable thinking; I don’t want to fill valuable space with meaningless stuff.

 

Honor

When we honor empty space, existing material, environment and difference we can understand the inner beauty and act more sustainable way. Honoring jewellery enhances its value.

Appreciation

To appreciate the environment, other people and opportunities makes us happy. Appreciating the materials I give my jewellery pieces a soul.

Transparency

I’m open about my production methods and where my materials come from.

Fortune

When I vision something new, I think it through well before getting to work, but I always leave some space for fortune. Fortune represents releasing which has great value for our health and it has also a special role in tai chi. Big vision and release are the keys to my happiness. I trust my intuition.

Broad mindedness

I jump in the unknown every now and then. Life is an adventure, and I can decide on the script and live how I write. Sometimes I get lost from the path, but usually a side step helps me down the line. Like when you paint and at some point a little distance helps you to see the big picture better. Anything is possible!