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jewelsallaround:

Ou Jiun You.
Individual Mythologies, object, 2011-2013 brass, copper sinking, hand fabricated, patina
In artist’s words:
"My project is inspired by “bricolage” defined by Claude Lévi-Strauss. In the concept of “bricolage”, compared to the people who have specific techniques, “bricoleurs” deal with diverse problems with existing tools available in hand, which means they have limited resources that could be dominated. Besides, this is also the way of how mythology expresses itself in different civilizations.New materials and techniques always provide us with more possibility in creation. However, on the other hand, this convenience also makes us easy to overlook those things that we have already possessed, and even causes some kind of anxiety that makes us seek outwards constantly. After repeatedly trying a lot of new materials and techniques, I have deliberately made myself work in limited circumstances—using waste materials and most basic equipment.By hammering and extending the waste materials, I obtain the maximum size that I can utilize. Then I use ordinary objects in life as anvils (for example, conducting the sinking process in a wooden bowl) and shape them with bare hands. Therefore, these materials become individual elements. Then, I seek the correlations among them, and combine them together by soldering. Because of the substitutable relationships that the elements have among themselves, the change of one element will automatically affect the combination relationships with all the other elements. Thus, naturally, there exists a kind of correlation among these finished objects. Moreover, this process has a certain raw and organic quality; through the physics- and chemistry-based coloring process, these objects present a quiet yet astir temperament at the same time, as if implying a primordial possibility of life.Through such a process of poetic labor, I have discovered a new kind of perception of myself and production results that have never been achieved when I was working at a rational level. In this era with extrinsic information galloping like thousands of steeds and individuals practically have no choice to be forced to accept, I try to find and construct my own mythology in this way.”
I love her approach.
Please visit her website and delight yourself:
http://www.oujiunyou.com/
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jewelsallaround:

Ou Jiun You.

Individual Mythologies, object, 2011-2013
brass, copper
sinking, hand fabricated, patina

In artist’s words:

"My project is inspired by “bricolage” defined by Claude Lévi-Strauss. In the concept of “bricolage”, compared to the people who have specific techniques, “bricoleurs” deal with diverse problems with existing tools available in hand, which means they have limited resources that could be dominated. Besides, this is also the way of how mythology expresses itself in different civilizations.

New materials and techniques always provide us with more possibility in creation. However, on the other hand, this convenience also makes us easy to overlook those things that we have already possessed, and even causes some kind of anxiety that makes us seek outwards constantly. After repeatedly trying a lot of new materials and techniques, I have deliberately made myself work in limited circumstances—using waste materials and most basic equipment.

By hammering and extending the waste materials, I obtain the maximum size that I can utilize. Then I use ordinary objects in life as anvils (for example, conducting the sinking process in a wooden bowl) and shape them with bare hands. Therefore, these materials become individual elements. Then, I seek the correlations among them, and combine them together by soldering. Because of the substitutable relationships that the elements have among themselves, the change of one element will automatically affect the combination relationships with all the other elements. Thus, naturally, there exists a kind of correlation among these finished objects. Moreover, this process has a certain raw and organic quality; through the physics- and chemistry-based coloring process, these objects present a quiet yet astir temperament at the same time, as if implying a primordial possibility of life.

Through such a process of poetic labor, I have discovered a new kind of perception of myself and production results that have never been achieved when I was working at a rational level. In this era with extrinsic information galloping like thousands of steeds and individuals practically have no choice to be forced to accept, I try to find and construct my own mythology in this way.

I love her approach.

Please visit her website and delight yourself:

http://www.oujiunyou.com/


narrativejewellery:

"Searching for some kind of consistency between the internal, poetic, vibrant inner life of the jewel (what one wants to say about it) and its’ external life (material, form, colour). Desire to exchange, through the visible, more invisible things (memory, senses, being)."

Brooches by Claire Lavendhomme, 2008-2010