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What Should Define The Boundaries of Contemporary Jewelry?

Posted by learntobead on May 2, 2009

What should define the boundaries
of Contemporary Jewelry?

Beauty?
Wearability?
Technique?
Materials?
Reactions?
Or should there be no boundaries?

What do you think?

Rian De Jong
http://www.riandejong.nl/

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Arline Fisch

http://www.taboostudio.com/artist_dtl.asp?artist=Arline%20Fisch

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One Response to “What Should Define The Boundaries of Contemporary Jewelry?”

  1. Seramarias said

    I would say that boundaries and limitations are essential to any art or craft. Without them, there’s no way to really do anything. If something isn’t wearable, it’s not jewelry, although it may be an art object of some other sort. If it’s not beautiful, in at least someone’s eyes, I don’t see the point of making it. On the other hand, materials and methods are wholly up to the craftsperson involved, once you figure in the other limits. (A necklace made, say, of whipped cream isn’t likely to be wearable for long.)

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