ALICE BO-WEN CHANG

 Alice Bo-Wen Chang is an Edinburgh based, Taiwanese / US jewellery artist, designer and architect. She explores the transformation between two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional sculptural objects through creative means of modules and patterns. Her interdisciplinary and multi-cultural experience is what makes her work unique.

Artist's Statement

 

Previously trained as an architect, I have always envisioned buildings as machines. Architectural elements are designed to form spaces that manipulate activities and movement. While jewellery cannot divorce itself from the human body, the most intimate space lies in between the body and the object(s). I approach jewellery design as constructing spaces on the topographic contours.

    Experimenting with different metals, plastics, enamel, and combining innovative technology with traditional hand craft skills, I am always in search of new materials and new ways of working. My first exploration of space starts from a flat surface as it does not possess a spatial relationship, lines can be cut and pulled apart to create an animated form that express the expanded space. The second exploration is less about the space in a sculptural sense, but the interchangeability and interaction between the objects and the wearers. Inspired by tessellating patterns in Chinese and Islamic architecture, and the mechanism of the sliding tile puzzle, I begin creating objects which comprise the wearer’s action and movement, the tactility draws a concentrated focus into the object that invokes an invisible bubble of space in between them.

    I aspire my work to be playful and fun. The versatility and dynamism of my jewellery pieces allow wearers to explore and discover new ways of wearing and playing.

 

Further Images

Bodyspace/bodyscape - earrings

Bodyspace/bodyscape - earrings

Earrings Bodyspace/bodyscape series 2011 Precious white metal, aluminium, paint 35mm x 35mm x 25mm

Bodyspace/bodyscape - Brooch

Bodyspace/bodyscape - Brooch

Brooch Bodyspace/bodyscape series 2011 Precious white metal, aluminium, paint 70mm x 50mm x 45mm

Luminous Windows - Ring

Luminous Windows - Ring

Ring Luminous Windows series 2011 18 carat gold, oxidized silver, cubic zirconia 54mm x 54mm x 54mm Photography: Agnieszka Tarnowska


Bodyspace/bodyscape - Brooch

Bodyspace/bodyscape - Brooch

Brooch Bodyspace/bodyscape series 2011 Precious white metal, gold plated copper 51mm x 68mm x 30mm

Necklace-Bodyspace/bodyscape series 2011

Necklace-Bodyspace/bodyscape series 2011

Necklace Bodyspace/bodyscape series 2011 Silver, gold plated copper, copper 450mm x 170mm x 45mm

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