My Obsessions | 我的迷戀 2017-11-17T03:54:48+00:00

Project Description

My Obsessions | 我的迷戀

 

Description:

As a girl who likes to create things with the nature organically, the design graduate Tiffany Chang has developed an obsession to collect different little things in the street over the years. She worked with the dry parts of the plant “Queen Lagerstoermia” for her final-year project “My Obsessions”, and then combined them with different metal materials and natural objects to produce various forms of snail accessories. These are often from the collection of objects she found on the ground, including seashells, mother of pearls, pearls, gemstones, walnut wood and sterling silver – her “obsessions”. Despite their fallen state, Tiffany somehow manages to bring a second life to them again through her art and design.

In an attempt to continue Tiffany’s strong connection with the beauty of nature, the「DesignXcel」team found her the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA) for collaboration. At the meeting, Catherine Chan, General Manager of HKJJA, introduced different excess materials of semi-precious stones and gems, wishing to add value and enhance Tiffany’s current works of snails with substances equally cultivated from the earth. With HKJJA’s sponsor of gemstones such as ruby, sapphire and onyx, she was able to cast the silver shells through means of metal forming, giving rise to one piece of delicate snail after another to convey the idea that even small things have their ways to shine and contribute. The piece will also be showcased at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show under the pavilion of Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) as an encouragement of artistic creation.

設計畢業生張葶本身喜愛利用大自然進行有機創作,漸漸亦迷上了街上的小事物。她在畢業作品「我的迷戀」中,以植物大葉紫薇的乾枯部份結合金屬物料和自然物件,製作出多款蝸牛飾物。她「迷戀」的材料包括她收集得來的貝殼、貝母、珍珠、寶石、胡桃木和純銀,透過作品,張葶為這些殘破的物料注入第二生命。

為延續張葶與自然美的密切關係,《設計列陣》團隊找來香港珠寶玉石廠商會與她合作。會議上商會總經理陳倩虹介紹多款半寶石和寶石的餘料,希望為張葶現時的蝸牛增值,利用商會贊助的寶石,如紅寶石、藍寶石、瑪瑙,她得以用金屬塑型方法製作銀蝸牛殼,造出一隻隻精緻的蝸牛,體現渺小東西都能發光發亮的意念。此作品將會於香港珠寶製造業廠商會的香港珠寶購物節中展出,鼓勵藝術創作。

Design Graduate:

Chang Ting, Tiffany | 張葶

Collaborator:

Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association | 香港珠寶玉石廠商會

Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association | 香港珠寶製造業廠商會有限公司

Email:

stopchang@gmail.com

School:

Visual Arts | Hong Kong Baptist University – Academy of Visual Arts | 香港浸會大學視覺藝術院