Based on where you were born, and how you raise the material can have a different definition. But all materials can have conflicting meanings at the same time.
In my language and in society I realise I kept being objectified especially through jewellery and gold, My research in RCA was to explore this definition through myself and put myself in a closer relationship with the object. as a maker view, I wanted to find a way to explore the definition of the material base on my experience.
I challenged myself by creating uncomfortable conflict in my work, in doing so risking my true self and personal freedom.
“When you’re an artist, you’re searching for freedom. You never find it because there ain't any freedom. But at least you search for it. In fact, art should be, could be called ‘the search’”
My research focuses on freedom and breaking down boundaries and I enjoy the feeling of destroying and try to express this through material exploration. I set out to challenge conventional and traditional values and systems that affect me. From destruction comes freedom, reapportion and healing.
This research was divided into three subjects which they related to my relationship with gold and jewellery. In those three subjects, I research materiality and concept exploration.
Each subject follows the same theme gold, destruction, objectification, value, and power.
- I research gold and pearl in my identity and heritage, exploring how it is related to me.
- I explore was gold in society. In the relation between gold and society, I explored the way of creating an objectification of our body with gold
- Gold as a material and what is the actual quality of the material.
I use my work to invite an audience to join me on this reflective journey, exploring themselves in a parallel experience.