Lital Mendel, 2016, Israel
After a few collections dealing with repetitive patterns, order and structure and making very delicate pieces, I got sick of it all. I felt like destroying, burning, tearing jewellery apart. In my work, I tried to preserve the exact moment between designed and deformed – still distinctly relating to my previous collections but less inhibited, more unplanned, maybe even reckless. The process involved taking jewellery from previous collections and then applying all sorts of material manipulations on them allowing me to simultaneously preserve some part of the old object while disfiguring other parts.
Silver, epoxy resin, paper, 40×8,5×1,5cm