Inspired by History II, 2023
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Inspired by History II
The psychologist Jung coined the term "archetype": forms or symbols that exist in all human beings in all cultures, a kind of ancient image from the past of the human family.
In this necklace, I tried to connect to the archetypal forms of amulets. The design, shapes and colors of the necklace are meant to inspire the viewers - even if they are not into history or archeology - the archetypic memory and emotion of a protective, safeguarding jewel.
I got my craftsmanship skills from my father. He would spend many hours in his workshop, building, creating and repairing wooden or metal objects. When I grew up, I joined him every now and then, and together we would build furnitures for his grandchildren, toys, and other tools. I had a dream that when I retire, we will take a course in carpentry or metal work and create wonderful things together. Unfortunately, he passed away the day I retired, and I had to fulfill my dream alone. And so, I went to study product design, and after that Goldsmithing. I find that Goldsmithing has the perfect combination between craftsmanship and artistic vision, so unwittingly I chose the profession that suits me best. After forty years of working in science and computer programming, I can finally do what my soul really wants.
Measurements (Width X Height X Depth)
25 X 25 cm
9.84 X 9.84 Inch
Sterling silver and coral beads