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I see so much different types of expression and all kinds of different materials and techniques in modern jewelry I cannot see any standardization. Interestingly I met on Facebook many new colleagues from Latin America and some more traditional jewelers from India and Pakistan. Very exciting, it makes the world smaller and bigger at the same time.
Do you think that jewelry is being standardized ?
No, on the contrary. I see so much different types of expression and all kinds of different materials and techniques in modern jewelry I cannot see any standardization. Interestingly I met on Facebook many new colleagues from Latin America and some more traditional jewelers from India and Pakistan. Very exciting, it makes the world smaller and bigger at the same time.
What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
I think my work is very much rooted in West European /Northern American tradition.
What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
Best is not to expect too much, I just hope that people get excited/fascinated/surprised/happy by seeing my work.
Are other areas besides the jewelry, present in your work?
I see my work more like wearable little sculptures than jewelry. When I work with colors I feel like a painter, when I work with metal I feel like a constructor, and when I work with plastic toy animals I feel like a child.
The last work, book, film, that has moved me was...
I have read some books and seen some movies lately, but I cannot remember one that really moved me.
A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Also sorry for having no interesting answer to this question, I have been cocooning the last few years and have no idea what to answer. Before 2008 I lived in an small rental apartment in the center of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, I was a workaholic and travelled a lot. Now my life has changed a bit, I am living together with my man and our little child in a small town in the countryside of Norway. We bought a wonderful house with a garden nearby a forest and a fjord and are surrounded by mountains. It is for the first time I have a proper atelier to work in too !
Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Charlotte Dumas is a photographer who makes the most amazing portraits of animals, specially about horses. And Wim van Egmond, he is also a photographer, and specialized in the microscopically life of plants and animals. He is very good in what he is doing and has amazing pictures of water flies.
I admire my colleagues Ruudt Peters and Ted Noten, both because of their artistic work and passion for modern jewelry in all their manifestations. And I love the works of e.g. Lisa Walker, Alexander Blank, Hanna Hedman, Anna Talbot, Denise Julia Reytan, Lucy Sarneel, Natalya Pinchuk and Sari Liimatta.
What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
All my pieces give me a lot of satisfaction, while working on them and when they are finished. To create something completely new is amazing, I feel very fortunate to be able to do that. But to mention one I would choose “Incognitos Anonymous” from 2011. Making those little silver buckets with faces inspired by Halloween pumpkins was a lot of fun. Especially when after some struggling I finally found the perfect name for them.
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The freedom of expression and the maximum connection of my inner self to the outer world. Erato Kouloubi interviewed by ...28Sep2018
To express anything you need and want to, without having the anxiety of “beauty”... Marina Zachou interviewed by Pop...28Sep2018
It was for me a means to relax from work while keeping my hands and mind busy. Niki Stylianou interviewed by Popeye love...28Sep2018
My work belongs to the earth, contributing to the everlasting cycle of life. Aggelika Diplari interviewed by Popeye love...27Sep2018
I feel like a laboratory researcher. Ariel Lavian interviewed by Klimt0225Sep2018
I love the reaction that people want to eat my work. Rebecca Wilson interviewed by Klimt0220Sep2018
Rubén López, Joya 2018 Jury Member interviewed by Klimt0210Sep2018
Criticism has never held any relevance to my work. About Critique. Interview with Thomas Gentille12Aug2018
The straight forwardness might be the most Finnish thing in my work. Tarja Tuupanen interviewed by Klimt0206Aug2018