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Sara Chyan

Jeweller
Published: 11.12.2017

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4 works from 2012 to 2014, inspired by the human body and architectural lines. 
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Sara Chyan. Installation: Materiality, 2017. Bismuth, copper, beau cut TM Swarovski. Sara Chyan
Installation: Materiality, 2017
Bismuth, copper, beau cut TM Swarovski
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Sara Chyan. Installation: Materiality, 2017. Copper, bismuth. Sara Chyan
Installation: Materiality, 2017
Copper, bismuth
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Sara Chyan. Ring: Materiality, 2017. Bismuth, 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Ring: Materiality, 2017
Bismuth, 925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Bangle: Materiality, 2017. Bismuth, 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Bangle: Materiality, 2017
Bismuth, 925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Bangle: Materiality, 2017. Bismuth, 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Bangle: Materiality, 2017
Bismuth, 925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Brooch: Materiality, 2017. Gallium, bismuth, 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Brooch: Materiality, 2017
Gallium, bismuth, 925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Necklace: Materiatility, 2017. Bismuth, 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Necklace: Materiatility, 2017
Bismuth, 925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Cutlery: Materiatility, 2017. Bismuth, stainless steel. Sara Chyan
Cutlery: Materiatility, 2017
Bismuth, stainless steel
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Sara Chyan. Bangle: Emotional Jewellery, 2017. Gallium, glass. Sara Chyan
Bangle: Emotional Jewellery, 2017
Gallium, glass
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Sara Chyan. Ring: Extension of Sensory - finger, 2016. Goat hair, foundation, brass, 925 sterling silver. This collection is a collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student: Chih-Yang Chen. Sara Chyan
Ring: Extension of Sensory - finger, 2016
Goat hair, foundation, brass, 925 sterling silver
This collection is a collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student: Chih-Yang Chen

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Sara Chyan. Piece: Extension of Sensory - feet, 2016. Pumice, acrylic, foundation, plastic. Foot piece
. This collection is a collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student: Chih-Yang Chen. Sara Chyan
Piece: Extension of Sensory - feet, 2016
Pumice, acrylic, foundation, plastic
Foot piece
This collection is a collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student: Chih-Yang Chen

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Sara Chyan. Piece: Extension of Sensory - mouth, 2016. Glass. Mouth piece
. This collection is a collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student: Chih-Yang Chen. Sara Chyan
Piece: Extension of Sensory - mouth, 2016
Glass
Mouth piece
This collection is a collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student: Chih-Yang Chen

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Sara Chyan. Neckpiece: Fall in Line, 2016. 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Neckpiece: Fall in Line, 2016
925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Brooch: Memento, 2016. Resin, platsil gel-10, magnetic tape. Sara Chyan
Brooch: Memento, 2016
Resin, platsil gel-10, magnetic tape
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Sara Chyan. Installation: Let it Shine, 2016. Acrylic broad, matches. Sara Chyan
Installation: Let it Shine, 2016
Acrylic broad, matches
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Sara Chyan. Earrings: Let it Shine earrings, 2016. Acrylic broad, matches, resin. Sara Chyan
Earrings: Let it Shine earrings, 2016
Acrylic broad, matches, resin
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Sara Chyan. Necklace: Let it Shine necklace, 2016. Acrylic broad, matches, resin. Sara Chyan
Necklace: Let it Shine necklace, 2016
Acrylic broad, matches, resin
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Sara Chyan. Piece: Clavicle piece, 2014. 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Piece: Clavicle piece, 2014
925 sterling silver
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Sara Chyan. Earrings: In Ear Earring, 2013. 925 sterling silver. 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Sara Chyan
Earrings: In Ear Earring, 2013
925 sterling silver
1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
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Sara Chyan. Earcuff: Untitled, 2013. 925 sterling silver. 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Sara Chyan
Earcuff: Untitled, 2013
925 sterling silver
1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
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Sara Chyan. Earcuff: Ear Pinna Piece, 2012. 925 sterling silver. Sara Chyan
Earcuff: Ear Pinna Piece, 2012
925 sterling silver
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Intro
London-based Sara Chyan recently graduated from Royal College of Art, where she trained to become an artist and jeweller with a minimalist, conceptual approach. Sara’s pieces respond to the human body, using physicality as the basis for multi-layered designs.

Statement

Jewellery is an object that carries more than just an intrinsic significance, for it is not merely an ornament but also a medium for expressing one’s individuality.   
 
In this project, Sara chose to use gallium and bismuth because she believes these two metallic materials possess symbolic attributes that can be employed to reflect the emotional state of the wearer.  This is inspired by her obsession with heat, exploring the possibility of using temperature to assess one's emotional state.   
 
Temperature plays a major role in her project.  Changes in temperature can lead to changes in the physical forms of the chosen metal.  This transition between solid and liquid phases caused by temperature gives metal an emotional characteristic and transforms the metallic jewellery into an emotional symbol.  
 
The application of gallium and bismuth is rarely seen in our day to day life.  Their low melting points allow her to instill heat factor into her jewellery pieces.  Gallium melts at 29.76°C, the shifting state of gallium is interesting, from solid to liquid and liquid to solid, incessantly react to the temperature.  In contrast to gallium's low melting point, bismuth melts at 271.5°C, and the oxidation of bismuth is stunning, where colour can tell us the temperature. 
 

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2017:
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Art + Jewelry. Intersecting Spaces.
Meeting  18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Athens Jewelry Week 2017.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017  Ajavahe. Time Difference at the 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial.
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