Vegetable jewellery: an experiment.
‘Vegetable Jewellery’ (working title) is an ongoing experimental project that explores my obsession with certain morphogenetic forms and structures found repeatedly in all aspects (plant, animal, mineral, insect) of nature, and my feelings on a society obsessed with perfection; in beauty standards, and in the foods that we select.
The ‘jewellery’ are cage like structures made in various metals, that adorn the plants and the fruit of the plants from the flowering and pollination stage to the fully ripe stage. As the fruits (or Vegetables) grow, the jewellery forms and deform the fruiting body-forcing it to conform to an idea of beauty: as corsetry, neck rings and modern plastic surgery does. As the fruit increases in size, there is a battle between the strength of the work and of the fruit.