Loss (aka Black Bile)18, 2013, pendant, silver, leather, copper, steel, paint
Loss (aka Black Bile) 3, 2013, necklace/mask, silver, leather, copper, paint, 21 x 7 x 3.25 inches
Loss (aka Black Bile)14, 2013, pendant, silver, leather, copper, synthetic fibers, paint, 11 x 4.5 x 4 inches + strands
Loss (aka Black Bile)13, 2013, brooch, silver, leather, steel, copper, paint, 5.25 x 4.5 x .85 inches
"All around is beauty, but a lingering bleakness is pulling downward." - Hanna Hedman
Hanna Hedman's new group of jewellery merge from aesthetics of loss, personal inner darkness, imitated nature and talismanic objects.
Blossoming sentimental flowers that imitate still life paintings become preserved into metal. Desiccated leaves form a hand that wants to hold on to you or a mask to hide behind. The work represent a frozen moment of decay; a preserved dark beauty that derives from the struggle of good and evil. Light and darkness are contesting one another. The jewellery wants to be beautiful on one hand, but on the other hand haunting and not even jewellery at all.