Beautiful City - New Rooms
Dutch Jeweler Annelies Planteydt's works often reflect on architecture, but not necessarily of living or working structures, although these are often referenced. The works investigate the organization of everyday life through line, repletion, form. The works can be viewed in distinct phases- the first, a geometrically organized drawing paying homage to the details that stick in the artist's mind. The second phase happens when you pick the piece up from the viewing surface and it collapses into itself in a semi-fluid form. The order of the drawing is disrupted, yet there is a beautiful new organization within the movement. And the third, on the body you can reposition the necklace and the structures shift- the details referenced in the drawing phase are obscured yet never out of sight or mind.
Accompanying the New Rooms necklaces are two pieces stemming from a different series titled Album. The two necklaces are exhibited together with their counterparts- a small cosmetic mirror and a book of poems by Dutch poet Vasalis, open to a specific page featuring the poem "Time".