that is not a tool
“This is not a tool” embeds a reference to the act of making the jewellery in the jewel itself, through the use of an industrial element, with a particular function and intended to be discarded when finished its use. The tool here is no longer a means, it’s an end. No longer in the backstages, but a protagonist, no longer just a functional tool, the message itself.
The work is not restricted to a mere recontextualisation, it also offers a new look at these instruments, calling us to recognise their formal qualities, colour, empty spaces. Through new compositions, it creates a visual effect that arouses curiosity in who sees it, who touches it and who wears it.
the length of the gesture
but here is the jewel itself
decontextualised to recontextualise
object of attention