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Leslye Zhang

Jeweller
Published: 13.05.2021

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The artist wants to raise more people's awareness of climate change and the environment through her work.
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Leslye Zhang. Brooch: Remote Habitants, 2021. Fine silver wire crocheted and oxidized, alloy wire crocheted, fine silver oxidized, stainless steel wire.. 36 x 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Brooch: Remote Habitants, 2021
Fine silver wire crocheted and oxidized, alloy wire crocheted, fine silver oxidized, stainless steel wire.
36 x 7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Brooch: Remote Habitants, 2021. Fine silver wire and alloy wire crocheted, fine silver.. 39 x 8 x 8 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Brooch: Remote Habitants, 2021
Fine silver wire and alloy wire crocheted, fine silver.
39 x 8 x 8 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Necklace: Remote Habitants, 2021. Alloy wire crocheted, silk organza, UV resin, silk thread, fiberfill.. 80 x 12 x 6 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Necklace: Remote Habitants, 2021
Alloy wire crocheted, silk organza, UV resin, silk thread, fiberfill.
80 x 12 x 6 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Earrings: Remote Habitants, 2021. Alloy wire crocheted.. 49 x 12 x 4 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Earrings: Remote Habitants, 2021
Alloy wire crocheted.
49 x 12 x 4 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Necklace: Remote Habitants, 2021. Fine silver wire crocheted and oxidized.. 83 x 12 x 5 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Necklace: Remote Habitants, 2021
Fine silver wire crocheted and oxidized.
83 x 12 x 5 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Necklace: Remote Habitants, 2021. Fine silver wire crocheted and oxidized, polyester thread.. 7.5 x 14.6 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Leslye Zhang
Necklace: Remote Habitants, 2021
Fine silver wire crocheted and oxidized, polyester thread.
7.5 x 14.6 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
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Leslye Zhang. Ring: Remote Habitants, 2021. Alloy wire crocheted, metal rings.. 30 x 2.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Ring: Remote Habitants, 2021
Alloy wire crocheted, metal rings.
30 x 2.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Head Piece: Remote Habitants, 2021. Alloy wire crocheted.. 65 x 21 x 9 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: Remote Habitants. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Head Piece: Remote Habitants, 2021
Alloy wire crocheted.
65 x 21 x 9 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: Remote Habitants
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Necklace: A Hidden World in Water, 2020. Silver wire crocheted, silk organza, plastic sewing thread, acrylic paint,  fiberfill, resin.. 3.6 x 15.3 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: A Hidden World in Water. Leslye Zhang
Necklace: A Hidden World in Water, 2020
Silver wire crocheted, silk organza, plastic sewing thread, acrylic paint,  fiberfill, resin.
3.6 x 15.3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: A Hidden World in Water
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Leslye Zhang. Necklace: A Hidden World in Water, 2020. Silver wire crocheted, silk organza, plastic sewing thread, acrylic paint, cotton, resin, roasted goji berry.. 6.5 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Leslye Zhang. From series: A Hidden World in Water. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Necklace: A Hidden World in Water, 2020
Silver wire crocheted, silk organza, plastic sewing thread, acrylic paint, cotton, resin, roasted goji berry.
6.5 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Leslye Zhang
From series: A Hidden World in Water
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Ring: Rebirth, 2018. Silver, silk, cocoon, felt.. 3.2 x 3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Han Zhong. From series: Rebirth. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Ring: Rebirth, 2018
Silver, silk, cocoon, felt.
3.2 x 3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Han Zhong
From series: Rebirth
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Earrings: Over-packing, 2018. Aluminum tape, paper tape, capsule, copper wire, express label, paint.. 7 x 15 x 5 cm. Photo by: Han Zhong. From series: Over-packing. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Earrings: Over-packing, 2018
Aluminum tape, paper tape, capsule, copper wire, express label, paint.
7 x 15 x 5 cm
Photo by: Han Zhong
From series: Over-packing
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Head Piece: Summer Blown by the Wind, 2018. Polarized light refraction film, silk, spandex stockings, paint.. 40 x 30 x 6 cm. Photo by: Han Zhong. From series: Summer Blown by the Wind. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Head Piece: Summer Blown by the Wind, 2018
Polarized light refraction film, silk, spandex stockings, paint.
40 x 30 x 6 cm
Photo by: Han Zhong
From series: Summer Blown by the Wind
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Necklace: Water Elf, 2018. Ultralight clay, resin, metal wire.. 75 x 11 x 11 cm. Photo by: Han Zhong. From series: Water Elf. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Necklace: Water Elf, 2018
Ultralight clay, resin, metal wire.
75 x 11 x 11 cm
Photo by: Han Zhong
From series: Water Elf
Unique piece.
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Leslye Zhang. Piece: Water Elf, 2018. Ultralight clay, resin, metal wire.. 22 x 6 x 21 cm. Photo by: Han Zhong. Unique piece.. Leslye Zhang
Piece: Water Elf, 2018
Ultralight clay, resin, metal wire.
22 x 6 x 21 cm
Photo by: Han Zhong
Unique piece.
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Leslye Qin Zhang wishes her work presenting her personality could always hold the glamor and keep alive even when she immerses herself in the crowd. She learned professional knowledge and skills of contemporary jewellery design in Metal Craft Studio at Shanghai University Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. And in the year 2021, she received her degree in MA Design (Jewellery and Metalwork) from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is currently based in Shanghai, China.

Statement

I was born into a family of biologists and the experience of an undergraduate background in biology-related fields. I am particularly interested in the subject of protecting aquatic life. For example, my recent series "Remote Habitants" uses the visual language of jewellery to highlight the threat posed to underwater corals by human activity.

I want to raise more people to be aware of climate change and the environment, affecting all living beings, including human and sea life. Coral is a vital part of the ocean ecology, which we humans take for granted our continuing unlimited economic development endangering the environment.

My choice of medium: metal wire crochet evokes this submarine world: organic, colourful, soft, and transparent, yet meditates on the challenges posed: the challenge of metal crochet is that every step is irreversible, but the advantage is that every step is innovative. Everything revolves around the design theme, creating new connection methods, structural shapes, and flexible and smooth visual language expression.

 

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