The intricate and emotional jewelry works of artist Kye-Yeon Son
Donghwa Ode Gallery
Apr 24th – Jun 23rd 2018
Kye-Yeon Son (b. 1957) crafts pieces of jewelry that express the preciousness and temporality of memories, making them tangible. The most basic visual element, the line, becomes transformative as it captures the essence of movement through direction, space, volume and texture while abstracting forms. Enamel is applied for color to symbolize the elements of nature. Using techniques of micro welding, soldering, enameling and electroforming on silver and steel wire, Son creates works that celebrate the emptiness and the cycles of death, rebirth and growth.