CORPUS: (I) a human or animal body
(II) a complete or comprehensive collection
(III) the main body or substance of anything
Corpus is a collection of formal experiments. They were initiated by a concern and intrigue for the body and the intrinsic relationship jewellery has to it. Born from a specific feeling, a process of externalizing inner emotion, they are translated into body-referential, abstract forms. In limiting myself to one material, ready-made circular silver tubing, and disregarding the traditional expectation of craftsmanship inherent to this medium, I have concentrated on using a three-dimensional line to create form. Although metal is not a particularly spontaneous material, with the tubing I could easily play with cut-up fragments; balancing intuitive, spontaneous conception with a slower, more rational process of construction. The anthropomorphic quality of the pieces and their intimate scale emphasize their relationship to the body, while experimentation with proportion and form maintain a playful aesthetic quality. This playfulness serves to further encourage admirer and wearer interaction. I want people to collaborate with this jewellery- to touch, turn, study and play. They are intimate objects that are adorned by the body while simultaneously adorning it themselves.