An exhibition that pays tribute to the jewellery artist and teacher Manfred Bischoff. 43 of his former students from 22 countries each show a piece at the exhibition, dedicated to Manfred's golden "Fingerpuppets" by creating their own little version of Manfred, the real golden boy.
nothing and everything in between
first I got nothing
for the longest time I was lost
his words were like a cloud that I couldn't grasp from where I was at the time
eventually I realized something
I had to create for myself
to stop thinking
to be generous
and then there was everything in between
"The Blank Canvas Project" is a collaborative project showcasing the unique styles and craftsmanship of jewelry makers from around the world. It was initiated by Liam Powers and this is my contribution.
Bracelet / silver, balsa wood, paint 24kt gold leaf
for more information about this project click here
an open call from Friends of Carlotta in Zurich:
Despoten sind – bei aller Einfalt – ein sehr facettenreiches Trüppchen. Sie wollen nicht nur geliebt werden. Nein, sie wollen ehrlich und echt geliebt werden. Notfalls mit Gewalt.
Doch: Womit schmücken sich DiktatorInnen, Grössenwahnsinnige, Möchtegerns und Trauminöds? Womit präsentieren sie sich, damit ihre wahre Persönlichkeit im richtigen Licht erstrahlt? Womit zeigen GrosskotzInnen, TyrannInnen und zu Höherem Berufene, dass die Macht mit ihnen ist? Besitzt der Mächtige Objekte der Macht weil er mächtig ist? Oder ist er mächtig, weil er Objekte von magischer Macht besitzt?
Und: Was gönnt der Despot sich selbst in einer launigen Minute? Welcher Schmuck feiert mit ihm in der Stunde seines Triumphes? Womit verwöhnt er seine Untertanen, damit sie sich ihm leichter unter tun? Und wie kann ich ihm huldigen, damit er meine wahre Liebe und somit seinen wahren Wert erkennt?
an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompously conceited or haughty.
“I’m so important even my shit is gold and the sun really does shine out of my arse!”
Laurence Bradley Hooper – Megalomaniac extraordinaire
‘Suspended in Green’ curated by Laura Bradshaw-Heap
Green: it's just a color, yet it can also stand for so much more.
It’s the color of money, of envy and of inexperience.
It can stand for ethical products, the environment, symbolize fertility and nature.
We talk about green shamrocks for luck, the green eyed monster, and green fingers. You can give someone the green light, be a greenhorn or be part of the green revolution.
‘Suspended in Green’ seeks out jewelry which explores these themes and ideas, through precious and non-precious materials.
The result will be a juxtaposition of jewelers, themes and styles, all suspended from the gallery’s ceiling, which will invite the viewer to engage and interact with the work.
Clouds…accumulations…high up in the sky…untouchable… force of nature...white and fluffy or dark and threatening. Every cloud has a silver lining, but at the same time every silver lining has a cloud. It depends on what way you’re looking at it. So are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are you walking on cloud no. 9 or do you see dark clouds on the horizon?
However does a toxic cloud provide much opportunity for optimism? Or could it be seen as a warning signal for humanity to finally wake up?
‘Suspend.ed in pink’, a touring exhibition, curated by Laura Bradshaw-Heap that seeks to explore the world of jewellery as it is NOW. With a focus on concept driven jewellery, also known as art or research jewellery, this call out is looking for wearable pieces that contain the colour PINK.
The result will be a juxtaposition of jewellers, themes and styles, all suspended from the gallery’s ceiling, which will invite the viewer to engage and interact with the work.
Do you see what I see?
Having your belief suspended… That strange and frustrating feeling you get when you absolutely believe something to be true while nobody else does. The more you are told that it isn’t true the more you start doubting yourself. How do you prove something you know is there, when nobody else can see it? You have to materialize your proverbial „pink elephant“ in order to prove its existance.