Jewelry Design

01.2019​​

Individual Project| RISD REPAIR: MAKING CONNECTIONS

The Balance

Break down the boundary between two different materials to create harmony in conflict. 

Materials

Reed is a tall, slender-leaved plant grows in water or on marshy ground. I wanted to discuss the longevity, the possibility and the hidden value of fragile, natural material like it.

 

Silver, a shiny white metal valued for its decorative beauty, but it can also be dark, rustic.

 

 

Inspiration

These tube-like materials reminded me of Sheng, a traditional Chinese mouth-blown instrument consisting of vertical pipes. 

Inspired by Japanese aesthetics Wabi-sabi, I wanted to enhance, even create the tears and cracks in the medium I used, rather than concealed these imperfections.

Final Design

HARMONY

in

CONFLICT

CREATE

a

BALANCE

Ziying Qiao

zqiao@risd.edu

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