Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In Munich, jewelry material is not limited to classic, precious metals such as gold and silver. This led me to question: what is the beauty of jewelry? Then I asked myself how I could pursue this beauty. I decided on working with disgusting or rejected materials, believing that something repulsive, given the right context, could be beautiful. That is how organic materials came into the picture. The impermanence of these materials was not my main point, but it does correspond to my central theme, which is the cycle of life in humans, plants, and animals. We all will return to dust and be reborn someday.