In my investigation of jewellery that are aiming at contributing to making this place a better place I found Barbara Deriemaeker. As you know I have been looking at how jewelry may change our world in a positive direction. When I see these images and read about the thoughts behind I think we can…

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She writes about her work: “When I was a child, my parents where looking every day the news on television and I was asking my mother why these women are crying and shouting hysterical. My mother answered that these people are living in the Middle East and they are always fighting there. What an impact these images had on me as a child and even now 20 years later I still see women crying and shouting hysterical. It is unbelievable that probably my child is going to ask me: Why are they crying? This pain, suffering and tears of this innocent people, men and women with children in war in the Middle East is the base for my work.  A mass of tear drops on a thin red cotton rope that is cutting the skin of your neck because of the weight of the tears, referring to the pain, suffering and heaviness of every tear drop.”

She is exhibiting at the online exhibition “I Care A Lot“.

Written by Trine [ArtForward]

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