The stories of the Three Wanderers
'The Stories of the Three Wanderers' was an open-ended project meant to unveil various perspectives of relationships we build with each-other, through or with objects that surround us. It was constructed to be a travel log of three jewelry pieces, that wandered the world for 1 year, from host to host, and collected experiences, stories and adventures. Regardless of our awareness, all things we interact with come with a previously embedded emotion or story, that affects our relationship with it. This log explored all of these connections: maker – wearer, past wearer – present wearer, object – person. The work itself was the journey of the pieces, changing context and environments, reflecting on host's personality, behaviors, routines. All of the experiences (documented with writings, photographs or videos that hosts will share) from each 'visit' were collected and regularly published online as a digital diary, presenting how each host adds value and meaning to these little works of art.
photo by Biljana Koseva
1- the designer's piece
A unique piece of jewelry, a brooch from stainless steel crochet, brass and bronze.
It was made in 2013 for my final MFA thesis collection The Sensibles. The brooch is part of a larger collection of works, all made with the same intention of triggering and inviting our touch in order to stimulate our imagination of feeling beauty on a different level.The concept behind this was to accent the plurality of tactile sensations, while presenting this (tactile) sense as a potent source of beauty.
photo by Mima Pejoska
2- the store-bought piece
Three colored necklaces tangled into one. It is a very simple type of chain, but also an elegant look due to its minimal design. The colors are brown, pink and orange.
Most probably the material they're made out of is plastic, but cannot be sure because they came without a box or a label... each for the price of $1.45 in a local store. This one is a factory made piece, most likely made in very large quantity.
It can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet if wrapped around the wrist a couple of times.
photo by Mark Thone
3- the antique piece
This project came to birth from my fascination from the contemporary jewelry scene and its amazing variety of exploring all possible faces of jewelry. From object of adornment, craft, status symbol... all the way to performance, ephemeral work or even as means of communication, this field can be limitless if we disregard the standard boundaries and definitions. It goes far beyond the technical aspects such as technique and form, and accents the concept that the piece communicates... whether with the audience or simply and intimately with the wearer. During my graduate studies in the US in the field of contemporary jewelry, I started practicing this new dimension, treating crafts more as messages and meanings. It is from that art scene (the contemporary jewelry and art scene in the US) that I absorbed the most of what I do today, and it is that 'open image' or view that I hopefully will present with this journal.