Every winter I am touched by the farmers' ploughing.
"The moment the plough enters the soil to open the ground so oxygen can enter. I stand amid the newly churned-up field with dark rich-smelling earth. In the new lines and patterns I see how the seeds can develop."
It's an invitation to grow, which is based on repetition, rhythm. Ploughing creates new patterns in a field that has always been there. New fresh lines and directions in which you can develop yourself.
By inserting small pieces of silver one by one into the soft silver clay, I create new pieces of jewellery, with new patterns. They are my gold and silver translations of the furrows in the fields that are created by the farmers.
Changing patterns takes time. Each of my pendants and rings contain 80 of those little silver rectangles. The continuing placing of the pieces leads to the pattern in the jewellery.
My Earth jewellery can be a tangible reminder of a personal change. That time is needed, that changing happens step by step. Like a farmer who persistently continues to plough his field until it is ready.
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