The artistic interpretation of the human and plant relationship through jewellery practice.
Through jewellery, I aim to enlighten viewers of the deeper connection we share with the natural world. I am concerned with how the human body is seen as superior to plants. This perspective of superiority is known as the anthropocentric view, meaning we see humans as the greatest creation to ever exist. The jewellery pieces created explore the unconscious mind concerning plants and the human body through a microscopic viewpoint. The organic shapes found in the cellular structures in both plant and human cells amplify the forms in nature to bring harmony back to the human mind subconsciously.The pieces are made up of a combination of organic dried plant material and man-made materials. The plant material has the texture, colour, smell, and form of actual plants, this makes the viewer aware of the realistic natural element in the pieces. The man-made materials figuratively represent the human body. The interesting visual tension of the materials contributes to the concept of two subjects integrating and becoming one, redefining the relationship between the human body and plants. When the two materials are combined it results in the fusion that metaphorically symbolises the union of plants and the human body.The moment of recognition from the interdependency and interconnected play between the human body and plants within my jewellery, will bring the unconscious connection into the conscious moment for the viewer. This connection will inspire a change in perspective towards the human-nature connection..