It is not often that we see the process of making the jewellery. It is the final result that matters for most of us. The process of making the jewellery can, however, be very interesting. Can it also be beautiful and of interest to the audience? Gitte Nygaard asked herself that question in her collection Cherryup.
She writes about her work:
The installation Cherryup is a jewellery presentation, where I show jewellery in its original state, in the form of pink casting wax. The casting wax is one of the first phases of the production process and it is usually only known to the maker.
The jewellery installation Cherryup is based on the Cradle to Cradle example of the cherry tree– not at all efficient at first glance, but in fact generous and effective; thousands of blossoms create fruit for birds, humans, and other animals, in order that one pit might eventually fall onto the ground, take root, and grow.
The installation Cherryup is made from bamboo and jewellery wax and it shows the stage before the pieces are being processed (cast) – they are potential jewellery, but offers a pause between actual production and consumption.
Take a look at her website.