• Breath of fire (English only)

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    In preparation for a new series of group exhibitions, Fine Ounce has decided on “Breath of Fire” as a theme. Apart from the many diverging colours, sensations and emotions evoked by the phrase, I realized that fire is a fundamental part of the creation process of jewellery. In creating a piece, I use fire in the form of various gas torches to melt, anneal and solder my metals – in each case engaging in a process where fire is key, but leaves to visible traces (apart from very thin, very neat solder seams).

    I thus decided that it will be very interesting to try and incorporate fire more directly into some of my pieces for the “Breath of Fire” series. I will try and utilize fire so as to leave direct, very visible traces – exchanging careful control of a process for the serendipities of the unexpected. 

    Farben & Kontraste, Texturen & Details

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    Feine Details ziehen mich unwiderstehlich an. Immer wieder beobachte ich gern, und staune über Texturen, Anordnungen, Muster und innewohnende Systeme. Oftmals fühle ich mich gezwungen, Dinge zu berühren um sie mit allen meinen Sinnen erfahren und aufnehmen zu können.

    Solche Momente, in denen ich immer wieder überraschend die Schönheit in Dingen erkenne, sind für mich Seelennahrung.

     

    Fotos: Angela & Mathias Tölken