Sophie Symes, 2014, UK

An odd state of mind

To create my work, I use paper cutting techniques to manipulate metal in a more sculptural and exciting way. This allows me to create jewelry with more permanence but with the fragile appearance of paper.

I am inspired and amazed by the intricacy of the natural world, but I am also excited by the feel and finish of metal so I combine opposites; manmade and natural, resulting in unusual hybrid creatures. My submitted works are made to address introversion/shyness and how it can become a burden on our lives.

Brass, oxidized fine silver and found steel key