"The title of my thesis is “Contemporary Life and Contemporary Jewellery (Art)”. My practical work under this general theme is also divided into two series “The (W)HOLE” and “Meaning of Meaninglessness”. They are not only about the jewellery we see and make, but also about the lives we are living right now. Contemporary is running water in which we are all adrift.
I am Lisha Wang. Many things have made me who I am and I have also made many things. I belong to myself and to those who love me and to the things I love. I ask because I am curious about the world full of unknowns. The world is changing and becoming more global, technology is getting better and environment is getting worse. I am also changing and becoming more independent, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. I live in contemporary times by making contemporary jewellery (art). And I make contemporary jewellery (art) by experiencing different materials. There are many interconnections between contemporary life and contemporary jewellery (art). They influence each other and reflect each other. Contemporary life can be endless source of inspiration for making contemporary jewellery (art). And contemporary jewellery (art) could change the perception of contemporary life for the maker, the wearer, the viewer, and become part of it.
It is not a bad thing to be sceptical about the world or to feel that something is not right, it is important to have something worth believing in and working for. With this thesis I hope to bid farewell to contemporary jewellery and in doing so open a new chapter for the future. Although I do not know what the future will look like, as long as I am living contemporary life, it must be relevant. May we not lose life in living, may we not lose wisdom in knowledge, may we not lose knowledge in information, may we not lose jewellery in making, may we not lose art in exhibiting, may we not lose love in loving."
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