Yunjung Lee, 2014, UK
Armor for breast
The intrinsic personality of metals – shiny, smooth and reflective surfaces – ignites the fantasy that does not exist in real world, but only lives in the imagination. Such imagination derived from the metal became the catalyst for creation and drove me to explore the boundary between the jewelry and the human body. It aims to expand the concept of jewelry from something you merely put on your body to an alternative part of the body. Jeweler not only adorns the body but also affects and even transforms your body in a way that jewelry becomes an artificial metallic extension of some body parts. When it comes to materiality, I was intrigued by the strength and toughness of metal, also dignified, powerful emotion. In my point of view, metals have the power of femininity.