I believe the touch of jewellery has powerful potential to affect the wearer’s emotions, altering perception of both self and the world around. I also live a life mildly obsessed by pebbles - small, smooth, potent - they each tell a tactile story of a specific place and time.
This installation is an experiment. What is the physical experience of ‘wearing’ these pebbles across the shoulders and against the chest, and how does that experience make you feel?
The above text is an excerpt from the Work In Progress 2015 Show at the Royal College of Art. The public was invited to experience 'wearing' the pebbles, and afterwards to place their written answers to a few questions about how it felt into a jar. I was amazed at the response and found the glass jar full of some really thought-full and thought-provoking comments. Check my blog for more on this ... coming soon!
Photos with model by Dominic Tschudin.