Xiaotong Guo

Published: 29.09.2022


I was born in a small city in eastern China, it wasn't until I came to Savannah College of Art and Design that I embarked on my jewelry journey. Currently, I completed my master's degree in jewelry. I chose this path because I realized that jewelry is a language for me, an interesting, multi-layered, unrestricted, and borderless language. It became my way to share. The more I take in, the more I want to express and “speak” to others through my language, jewelry. 


I have often wondered, what is perfection? Is imperfection a failure? How could I be perfect? These questions go back to my childhood when I was repeatedly told that only the pursuit of perfection is worthwhile. I always felt that there was an invisible standard pushing me towards achieving perfection in life.
I feel achieving perfection is nearly impossible, however, my experiences with nature have proven that imperfections are all around me… and they are beautiful. I discovered that naturally occurring, imperfect, eye-catching, and beautiful accidents bring individuality, diversity, and beauty to everything. Cultivating beauty in these imperfections has become a passion that drives me forward. I carefully incorporate those discarded/abandoned natural objects into my work to elevate and redefine the beauty of imperfection. I want my pieces at first glance to be beautiful and perfect, but at a closer look, people will find they are made by imperfections. By looking at these pieces, I hope people will think about other imperfections in their life and find the value and beauty in them.
I strive to create a perfect collision of beauty and imperfection using jewelry, symbolizing my connection with nature. Perfect imperfections exist naturally in nature and all of humanity.

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Fair  20 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022  2022 Craft 2 Wear.
 Smithsonian, Washington DC, U.S