that is not a tool

In this work, I intend to bring our attention to what surrounds us and call us to recognize the beauty in the trivial. Since I started making jewelry, I was charmed by the beauty of everyday life, the tools, the process, the colors, the action of use and time on the tools and benches. That perception I bring to my life and jewellery.

“This is not a tool” embeds a reference to the act of making the jewelry in the jewelry 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 recontextualization, it also offers a new look at these instruments, calling us to recognize their formal qualities, color, empty spaces. Through new compositions, it creates a visual effect that arouses curiosity in who sees it, who touches it and who wears it.
silver and silicon brooches

instruments tools
the length of the gesture
creates jewelry
but here is the jewel itself
decontextualized to recontextualize
do each jewel
here is the very theme
object of attention

kika rufino
silver + jewelry tools