I am an Other


 

Israeli Jewelry 6

 

The sixth exhibit of Israeli jewelry deals with the perception of "the other self," or the alter ego. Fifty-three artists participating in the exhibit set out on an inner journey, the process resulting in diverse expressions: virtuosic jewelry-makers who are usually meticulous in their work chose to free themselves of the constraints and make room for expression; some used organic materials; some turned to figurative creation, thus giving the human form an expression of "the other self," while other artists chose the abstract to convey biographical moments. Some preferred the multitude so as not to focus the idea of "the other self" on a single item, while others preferred simplification and catharsis. It appears that the majority of Israeli jewelry-makers do not wear the jewelry they create, and some wear no jewelry at all. For this exhibit they created jewelry for themselves.

 

Closes: November 20, 2012