I’m not sure what you mean by the opposite because I do think that in my jewellery, the stone gets quite a lot of space, as in this series, the pieces are made mainly out of gemstones. The stone is the main character on the jewellery stage.
The topic of space is really important in my pieces, as the stone fragments are building up new spaces, boxes, containers with nooks and corners. For me, I build new little worlds. A kind of body for your soul is generated, which can be loaded up with the wearer’s own personal feelings, perceptions and sensations. So, for me, it somehow protects the wearer’s inner space, like a second skin. I always imagine myself zooming in to my pieces, as if I am a little person, walking around on them and discovering all the little corners and nooks. Maybe that sounds a bit weird, but I just love to dive in to other little worlds. So, space is purely a matter of definition – if space is seen in a physical way, then yes, wearable jewellery is smaller. However, I think that jewellery takes up a lot of radiant space and opens new worlds – it is loaded up with lots of emotions, memories, status and other stories. For example, a simple gold ring on someone’s ring finger gives you the supposed assumption that this person is married, might live a family life and has a settled job. But in reality, all this person is doing is wearing a ring. Here, we can see how jewellery actually takes up quite a lot of space.