Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Redefine the notion of Value and Preciousness"

One of the most interesting aspects of using ordinary materials is
that it allows me to question the definition of value. Historically,
jewelry has always been linked to powerful motives of wealth, status
and desire. In general, high karat gold and precious stones are
considered the most valued jewels. Without using rare and expensive
materials, do we still think jewelry is precious? I redefine the
notion of value and preciousness by exploring ordinary materials
through my jewelry. My act of building new relationships among these
objects is what makes them precious. The wearer will find the value
and preciousness in my reconfiguring process and be surprised at the
transformation that the material has undergone.

-Yong Joo Kim

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