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Sara Borgegård - new member of the Platina team

Platina welcomes Sara Borgegård as a new member of the team.
Sara Borgegård graduated from Konstfack in Stockholm 2007, studying under Professor Ruudt Peters. She has already exhibit her work in several important international exhibitions as the Schmuckshow in Munic.

Statement about her work:

"My main source of inspiration for this project is painted metal, machinery and houses. I use materials that might be thought of as useless in the world of traditional jewellery. Both wood and iron are found in the history of jewellery but what I use is scrap wood and industrial iron sheet. I use a coloured surface on my materials because I am fascinated by paint used as protection and a covering, decorative layer. The colour highlights the surface at the same time as it is covering it. The applied colour is a layer of paint sometimes a bit worn off, which puts the object in the perspective of time and shows an active decision. My decision on how I want it to be. I adjust the object until it matches the image I have in my mind.

Jewellery is always constructed. Applied on the body. It is either made up by construction or through a decision to designate an object as jewellery. Jewellery can be decorative, it usually is, but it is never only decoration, it also tells a story.

Almost everything in the urban environment that surrounds me is constructed, arranged. Things that I take for granted, things that have become natural to me. It is as if objects and spaces around me have always been there, but they are artificial. Applied. Even the landscapes are arranged. Buildings are placed like jewellery in the landscapes."

I construct, I arrange.

foto: Johan Söderling



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