The Netherlands, 1991 
Thesis: African Lace - Lexicon

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If a object is situated in an environment in which it did not originate the meaning changes.

This disregard of context is difficult for me to understand. Through my work I want to reveal the inherent entanglement of value and meaning and give this relationship attention. Why do we appropriate objects from a traditional context and place them in a totally different one, in which the original meaning is no longer recognizable?


This current body of work takes traditional jewelry as a starting point and through experimentation with a chemical process, records time, and in so doing removes or disrupts the objects original function.