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Kalle Heikkilä: Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, BA Jewellery Art. Selected Graduate 2018

 
Published: 10.09.2018
Kalle Heikkilä. Body piece: Unself-portrait, 2018. Textile, wood, aluminium, copper, plastic, bone, leather, paint, thread, wire, etc.. 80 x 80 x 120 cm. In my thesis, I address the theme of personal identity, its fragility and transformations, the theme of being lost and endless journey of self-discovery. Unself-portrait formed into a wearable chaos and a huge piece of jewelry that covers the whole human body. It is an intuitively constructed experimental collage of little bit of everything.. Kalle Heikkilä
Body piece: Unself-portrait, 2018
Textile, wood, aluminium, copper, plastic, bone, leather, paint, thread, wire, etc.
80 x 80 x 120 cm
In my thesis, I address the theme of personal identity, its fragility and transformations, the theme of being lost and endless journey of self-discovery. Unself-portrait formed into a wearable chaos and a huge piece of jewelry that covers the whole human body. It is an intuitively constructed experimental collage of little bit of everything.

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Intro
Following students progress through semesters and watching them grow during the years is privileged position for a teacher. When the idea of a jewelry piece grows from the size of your fist to a figure over two meters, one is really able to feel the change, both mentally and physically. The concept of a wearable portrait binds together decades of traditions and questions of ourselves that aren’t alien to any of us. The self is presented as a horn of plenty, as a character you simply cannot avoid seeing – but the carrier itself is hiding, the core is not revealed in its entirety.
/ Jenni Sokura, lecturer