Imaginary Inside is an investigation of the beauty that is hidden inside the human body. With inspiration from the connection between humans and artificial organs I have created a collection of contemporary jewellery.
The inside of the body is something you never see but when you do it often provokes a feeling of discomfort. Through my artistic practice I would like to demonstrate another image of the almost secret world inside, the beauty in the shapes of our organs.
I have been inspired by artificial organs that are being made and which in the future will be able to entirely replace organs in the human body. When I look at artificial organs I do not get the same feeling of discomfort and this makes it easier to see the shapes and patterns.
I let the organic meet the artificial expression in my pieces of jewellery by working with the silversmithing techniques chasing and repousse. I want to give a new life to this almost forgotten technique and use it in a contemporary way. I have changed the traditional material of silver to aluminium as it has a lower material value and in doing so, challenge the traditional view of metal.
Using the colouring technique of anodizing, I have changed the properties of the aluminium so that this normally soft metal has become hard and resistant. Simultaneously, the jewellery get strong and bright colours.