Towards the “right”
The purpose of this project / towards the “ right” , is to explore the relationship between parents and children in traditional Chinese families. towards the “ right” employs narrative jewellery and humour to express the unequal power relationship between parents and children. Through this project I investigated several relationship dynamics of parent and child, such as a parent’s advice, a parent’s strict study discipline, parental protection and inequality. I transform these dynamics into scenes, using jewellery as a mode of humorous storytelling. With each piece I seek to construct something that is both unique and evocative of everyday life moments of parent and child. In the process I mainly focused on modeling experiments and silversmithing. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. My aim is to present Jewellery Art as a medium of communication, one that can blend humour and critical thinking that engages the viewer in a reappraisal of parenting.