Steffi Götze, 2014, Germany

In between (blue brooch)

Metal is not just main material in my work, it is my language to express the artistic concept and my personal story. Like metal is a natural object, it brings its own story into my work. Different colors of oxidation, forms, shapes even different temperatures while working with enamel on copper present the personality in a piece. I am interested in expressing basic human emotions — tragedy, happiness, weakness, strongness and all the facets a human character can offer. Like metal, a person’s character has so many faces. We should try to wear more than just one. My works of jewelry are wearable life stories.

Silver oxidized, copper, enamel, steel, found wood, acrylic, old photos