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British Academy of Jewellery.
Goldschmitte.
Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

Revealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty by Yojae Lee

Exhibition  /  12 May 2017  -  10 Jun 2017
Published: 07.05.2017
Yojae Lee. Brooch: Ichneumon fly, 2017. Frog skin, leather, sterling silver, polymer clay, oxidized, gold plated. 5.6 x 27.5 x 10.5 cm. Yojae Lee
Brooch: Ichneumon fly, 2017
Frog skin, leather, sterling silver, polymer clay, oxidized, gold plated
5.6 x 27.5 x 10.5 cm
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Intro
Insects are a classic motif through out the history of jewellery. Scarabs, butterflies and dragonflies in precious metals covered in diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, are swarming all over. 

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Yojae Lee
Also in the contemporary jewellery world insects are a reoccurring theme; Georg Doblers beetles in silver, Märta Mattsson's cicada pieces and the brooches by Karin Johansson’s that forms an impressive collection of butterflies. The insects made by South Korean artist Lee Yojae have a size that changes the relationship to the wearer. The robotic creatures are both captivating and terrifying. By mixing different types of metals and leather Lee creates artwork that will capture you both figuratively and literally.
 
People see what they want to see. It is possible that my work could cause discomfort among some viewers and fascination among others? Regardless, it is up to them to decide.
As I experience diverse emotions and reactions, I encounter my work from their perspectives with new fresh eyes.
/Yojae Lee
Yojae Lee. Brooch: Water scorpion, 2017. Frog skin, leather, sterling silver, polymer clay, oxidized. 15 x 45 x 4.6 cm. Yojae Lee
Brooch: Water scorpion, 2017
Frog skin, leather, sterling silver, polymer clay, oxidized
15 x 45 x 4.6 cm
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Yojae Lee. Brooch: Violin beetle, 2017. Frog skin, leather, sterling silver, polymer clay, oxidized. 11 x 21 x 5 cm. Yojae Lee
Brooch: Violin beetle, 2017
Frog skin, leather, sterling silver, polymer clay, oxidized
11 x 21 x 5 cm
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Yojae Lee. Brooch: Earwig, 2017. Frog skin, sterling silver, plastic, polymer clay, oxidized, gold plated. 15 x 21 x 7 cm. Yojae Lee
Brooch: Earwig, 2017
Frog skin, sterling silver, plastic, polymer clay, oxidized, gold plated
15 x 21 x 7 cm
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Yojae Lee. Brooch: Water stick insect, 2017. Frog skin, leather, sterling silver,polymer clay, oxidized,gold plated. 16 x 34.5 x 6.5 cm. Yojae Lee
Brooch: Water stick insect, 2017
Frog skin, leather, sterling silver,polymer clay, oxidized,gold plated
16 x 34.5 x 6.5 cm
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