Mixed Feelings

Ongoing collection, Est. 2017

Unique pieces and limited editions

Mixed Feelings is a multidisciplinary series found in the start of a new life phase and picking up the threads. The name refers to having multiple contradicting feelings at the same time, as well as to the use of multiple disciplines (jewellery, paintings, sculptures).

When becoming a mother everything changed. I didn't expect it to be as overwhelming. Many thoughts and feelings came to take over. It's not a bad thing. But it did take over and transformed me and my life will never be the same.

This series was found in these feelings and also in getting myself back to work.

At the base the paintings always start out with shapes and lines contrasting and complementing one another. They can be seen as the abstract feelings that every so often take over. Very basal and pure, instinctively put on paper.

 

They turned out to be the blueprint for a new line of jewellery pieces. I try to translate each drawing or painting into a wearable design. The form language that originates in the paintings inspires the wearable pieces.

It grew into a new and liberating way of working.

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