This pin is a small particle of the "MA" series, the new work in my upcoming retrospective exhibition: BRON. Bron means "source", a word I find fascinating as I continue to investigate the inspirations and serendipities through which we can better understand ourselves. By buying this unlimited art edition, you take home a piece of this exploration. In this "source" you might both look and see. It is both a mirror and a window to the soul. Each piece is hand made by myself and each has a different attitude, a different expression.
Jewellery making is a safe profession, it focuses on decoration and adornment. It is difficult to keep concepts clear to the end – the wearer looking always over the shoulder of the maker. In NOW RADICAL we will avoid the voice of society, of mothers and fathers, we will try to be as personally radical as possible. We will turn away from trends in the field, we seek a ‘radical’ that does not rage against an external machine… but instead challenges and overturns the regulations within our own practices. We have to go over borders before we see our own habits. In NOW RADICAL we will each seek a unique and personal ‘radicality’
Ruudt Peters is a Dutch jeweller and sculptor. As a highly energetic person, we can find him everywhere. Teaching at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Konstfack in Stockholm, Alchemia in Florence. Travelling in China, India, Mexico, the Old and New World, finding new impulses for his ideas. However peculiar and extravagant his ideas are, he always manages to present them perfectly, convincingly. In November was he in Tallinn for a week long masterclass, invited by the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department of Estonian Academy of Arts. It was an exceptionally emotional and intense week.
This Summer Susan Cummins visited Tallinn. She is a collector and former gallerist from San Francisco, and is currently Chair of the Board of AJF (Art Jewelry Forum).
From the talk with her a thought emerged that artists lack strategical thinking. You are really an exception, every few years you come up with an entirely new theme and series of works, always introduced by a book. Also there is the pre-planned exhibition tour and participating in fairs ... It really makes you one of the greatest strategists in the field of jewellery.