brooch Generation, 2015 | silver, dental resin, mirror, peridot | 80 x 40 x 70 mm
brooch Generation, 2015 | silver, dental resin, mirror, | 85 x 35 x 65 mm
This series is made for the O-Jewel project "Generation", Tokio, Japan.
An homage to deceased mothers and a wish for their longevity.
brooch Mariposa / Butterfly,
2013 | silver, dental resin | 115 x 70 x 55 mm
My "butterfly' made for the "Mariposa" exhibition at the Museu de Ciències Naturals from Granollers, Barcelona, Spain.
In the summer of 2012 I designed and made a series of medical objects for the art-movie "Specimens Slide" of
Dutch artist Christiaan Bastiaans which had it's premiere May 2013 at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL.
|Bound by Blood
This necklace was designed for the Chi Ha Paura...? collection 'Rituals'.
Bound by Blood brings together and mixes various prayer - necklaces, which only differ in details.
A contemporary blood red jewel is created referring to our mutual bond as well as to the blood shed in the name
|The Harriët Freezerring
The Harriët Freezerring is the annual emancipation award of the Dutch feminist magazine "Opzij".
In 2003 I have been commissioned to design the ring for the next 5 years.
The design is based on the female symbol; it's an abstract version of the circle with the cross underneath it.
|The Thank You Edition
These brooches form together an entity and in order to thank all the persons who helped me to realize the book "The Uncanny Valley", they will receive a part of the whole.
|Art Edition Multiples
brooches Nexus, 2009 | silver, perspex | 40 x 38 x 8 mm, edition of 25
Commission art - edition 20th Anniversary Gallery Louise Smit.
Museum Van Loon
Contemporary designs for a 17th century canal house.
The Dutch Scultors Association and Galerie Ra, in conjunction with Museum Van Loon, invited artist and designers working in the Netherlands to create a design for a souvenir inspired by the collection or ambience of Museum Van Loon. My starting point was the family crest of the family Van Loon, of which I used the silhouette. The "Zegel (lak) ringen" are based upon the principle of the signet rings, which people used to stamp their family crest into the sealing wax. I reversed this principle.
"Holland - Waterland": the ring symbolizes our constant battle with water.
The silver ring contains porcelain parts which have the form/shape of frozen liquid/water.
The ring refers to the Dutch legend of "The hero of Haarlem", in which Hansje Brinker becomes a mythical hero
by preventing the bursting of a dike.
|Challenging the Chatelaine
This chatelaine was designed for the exhibtion "Challenging the Chatelaine! curated by Helen W. Drutt where
artists were invited to make a chatelaine for their "rolmodel".
My design was made for Bernd & Hilla Becher. They are not my role models as such, but I like their work, their way of looking at things. The Bechers photograph their objects (industry, machines, factories etc.) isolated from their enviroment, using non-dramatic light; a very sober and non-spectacular, objective registration. Yet all their objects have a plastic, corporal feel to it, especially their "blastfurnices". I see a loneliness and an abandonment in the photographs, which really moves me. They make me aware of my humanity and vulnerability.
Design for wine gift boxes, commission by the Wine Information Centre (WIC), National Wineweek 2003.
Commission by Stedelijk Museum to design a brooch for the museumshop of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL.