I work in the field of contemporary jewelry, through my work I explore traditional jewelry and reinterpret classical shapes in the light of today. My starting point is often an iconic jewelry theme that I investigate with different techniques and methods. My work is developed through intimate material knowledge and it often embodies the sublime and the transcendent nature of jewelry.
Within my practice I have two main focuses, one is my own personal practice, where I am in total control of the process and I focus on the individual jewelry piece and I often work with series of jewelry. I also do collaborative work, I am one of the founding members of the group A5, an artistic collaborative focused on adornment, the body, and jewelry in cultural contexts. The Jewellery Dinner is another collaboration project that focuses on jewelry, performance and critical discourse. For me, as a maker, it is of great importance to have the two different sides in my practice, the focused personal practice and experimental collaborations.
As a swedish contemporary jewelry I create jewelry according to tradition and I masters the skill of identifying and isolating preciousness. This is done not with the tense precision of a goldsmith, but rather with the gut reaction of a laborer. A hunter understands the physics of his weapon only in a visceral sense, a carpenter learns through physical repetition. This sincere understanding is a prominent aesthetic in my work.
My practice involves tradition craft techniques such as silversmithing, woodworking as well as new techniques such as 3d-printing and 3d-scanning. I build upon and extend my understanding and use of traditional craft practices by applying different working methods. An overarching theme in my work is repetition and appropriation, I often work with modular techniques that I apply to different materials. My most current project “Glitch in the copy” is a body of work explores the noise artifact created by digital reproduction. This series of brooches was a part of a one-year research project at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden.