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Wiebke Pandikow

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Published: 19.10.2017
Wiebke Pandikow. Pin: Netbound Pink, 2017. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.. Wiebke Pandikow
Pin: Netbound Pink, 2017
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Brooch: Accumulation Concave, 2017. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.. Wiebke Pandikow
Brooch: Accumulation Concave, 2017
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Accumulation Mass, 2017. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Accumulation Mass, 2017
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Brooch: Accumulation Bridge, 2017. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.. Wiebke Pandikow
Brooch: Accumulation Bridge, 2017
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Absence, 2017. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, raw garnet.. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Absence, 2017
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, raw garnet.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Brooch: Accumulation Pine, 2017. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.. Wiebke Pandikow
Brooch: Accumulation Pine, 2017
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, gravel.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Fountain, 2016. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Fountain, 2016
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Torrent, 2016. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, pebbles.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Torrent, 2016
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood, pebbles.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Strands, 2014. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Strands, 2014
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: The Sea, 2016. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: The Sea, 2016
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Head Piece: Grace, 2015. Recycled plastic bags, chicken skull.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Head Piece: Grace, 2015
Recycled plastic bags, chicken skull.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Necklace from the Hedera series, 2016. Recycled plastic bags, wood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. From series: Hedera. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Necklace from the Hedera series, 2016
Recycled plastic bags, wood.
Photo by: Mikko Joona
From series: Hedera
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Perfoliata, 2014. Recycled plastic bags, wood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Perfoliata, 2014
Recycled plastic bags, wood.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Growth, 2016. Recycled plastic bags, wood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Growth, 2016
Recycled plastic bags, wood.
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Necklace from the Tropaeolum series, 2015. Recycled plastic bags, wood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. From series: Tropaeolum. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Necklace from the Tropaeolum series, 2015
Recycled plastic bags, wood.
Photo by: Mikko Joona
From series: Tropaeolum
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Necklace from the Aponogeton series, 2015. Recycled plastic bags, wood.. Photo by: Mikko Joona. From series: Aponogeton. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Necklace from the Aponogeton series, 2015
Recycled plastic bags, wood.
Photo by: Mikko Joona
From series: Aponogeton
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Intro
Wiebke Pandikow is a German jewellery artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She completed vocational training as an artisan for goldsmithing before getting a BA in jewellery design from the Institute of Design in Lahti, Finland. She also spent 10 months of exchange at Toyama University, Takaoka campus in Japan, working with traditional Japanese lacquer. Her work is based in the traditions of craftsmanship but focused on unusual materials to invent these traditions anew.

Statement

Since 2014 I have been working with plastic bags, developing a technique to turn used plastic bags into jewelry art. The time-consuming process involves a clothes iron and a soldering iron and happens by hand from start to finish, is very much grounded in the diligence and patience of traditional craftwork.

Without the ubiquitous plastic, our civilization could hardly have become what it is today, but at the same time, it is a burden on the environment with far-reaching consequences. Especially plastic bags are an obvious symbol of mindless consumerism and a throw-away society. This makes them so interesting for me to work with. I strive to transform this waste material into something beautiful. To draw attention to something visually and tactilely pleasing in order to then reveal the material and the ecological weight attached to it, all the while questioning what makes something precious.
I propose that this material is, in fact, precious. It is its potential to be so very harmful as a waste that makes it so. Also, there are many applications where simply no other material than plastic will do. In my own work, the malleability of plastics and their durability is a boon.
With the diligence and time it takes to craft this 'waste' into jewelry art I want to draw attention to the material in general, its positive and negative aspects, and question how it is so often thoughtlessly misused.

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2017:
Exhibition  28 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018  Pastel.
Exhibition  27 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018  Cbijoux.
Fair  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Not Only Decoration.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017  Hatara Project. Time Perception Vol.3.
2016:
Exhibition  10 Dec 2016 - 21 Jan 2016  Lost Paradise.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016  Hatara Project. Time Perception VOL.2.
Exhibition  29 Jan 2016 - 01 Feb 2016  Artistar Jewels.

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Catalogue:  JOYA 2017. Le Departement: Barcelona:  2017
Catalogue:  Artistar Jewels 2016. Artistar: Milan:  2016
book:  Who's Who in Visual Art, 74 Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers. Art Domain Whois Publisher:  Quedlinburg,  2016
Magazine:  Hedelmäpussin toinen elämä. Anna-Kaisa Huusko.  TAITO handicraft magazine:  Helsinki,  2015
6/2015 – 1/2016, Page 50-53.
Magazine:  An Exchange Student's Research on Urushi. digital publication:  2012
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