Jee Hye Kwon, 2016, USA


Inspired by both organic forms and architecture, especially the buildings that are under construction. All the details and elements that go into making a building are beautiful, including the rebar, ferroconcrete, and ‘skeletal’ wood beams. However, in the best work, spirituality is also an important component. I use geometry and structural forces to suggest a power that shapes our emotional lives. Incorporated are also cellular constructions that illustrate a biological nexus, making the connection between a prodigious industry and the designs of nature. Lastly, explicit variations in size and shape promote feelings of movement and organic growth. Using classic goldsmithery techniques, each piece of work is meticulously fabricated and every cell is hand-soldered. My goal is to express the density and complexity of human experiences through different perspectives of architectural space, while maintaining a sense of lightness, exibility, and transparency.

Oxidised silver, 18K gold, 14K gold solder, aquamarine, diamond