Some of ‘Fifth Season’ and ‘small treasures’ were selected to publish a book “Contemporary Jewelry Design-Thoughts on inspiration and expression”.
Contemporary Jewelry Design: Thoughts on Inspiration and Expression
By Liu Xiao and Li Puman
CYPI Press, $35
Fears manifested as rorschach- like 3D-printed resin. A collection of pieces inspired by three months of blind drawings. Skeletons transformed into mechanical, hybrid rings and brooches. Works that emit sound through loudspeakers when approached.
These are just a few of the intriguing and varied concepts explored in Contemporary Jewelry Design: Thoughts on Inspiration and Expression. This international survey of 38 artists – including authors Liu Xiao and Li Puman – is grouped around the themes of tradition, everyday life, meditation, and exploration. Xiao rightfully admits of the works, “Some of them may not be so brilliant in appearance, yet embrace extremely precious concepts and philosophies.”