THE OBSESSED BODY

Obsessed Bodies consists in the development of pieces around the idea of obsession. It explores an uncommon practice in jewellery that includes body experience as primary research. The term obsession is multifaceted, therefore how it is enacted and the intensity of its experience define the boundaries of balance and instability.

The aim of this project is not to create jewellery as fashion, accessory or as material investment but to establish this link with the body. It aims to explore the dialogue between the body and the object through the complex of emotions that obsession represents.

I order to develop the project a range of primary and secondary references and disciplines were drawn on including Butoh dance, philosophy, and psychology.

The results include a range of everyday materials such as cardboard, hemp thread, wood, yarn and sponge. A variety of pieces have been developed to express the multiple possibilities of an obsessed feeling or compulsion. As a result the act of making becomes an obsession in itself.

-THE OBSESSED BODY OF FEAR-

Necklace, hair pin, brooch, 2018. Mixed media: Brass, cardboard, hemp thread, spray paint, acrylic paint.

-THE OBSESSED BODY OF HOARDING-

Necklaces, brooches, 2018. Mixed media: Cardboard, hemp thread, spray paint, acrylic paint, sponge, wood, acrylic yarn.

-THE OBSESSED BODY OF LOVE-

Rope object, 2018. Mixed media: Hemp thread, acrylic yarn, acrylic paint, spray paint.

-THE OBSESSED BODY OF PINCHING-

Hand object, 2018. Mixed media: Cardboard, hemp thread, spray paint, acrylic paint.

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