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Annie Huang is a South African-Taiwanese jewellery designer. Coming from a multi-cultural background, she has always questioned what her personal identity and sense of belonging is. For her current project, she wanted to explore this topic further by researching the sense of belonging of herself and others.
She invites both jewellery and non-jewellery wearers to share their stories over a hot drink. As she listens and writes, the words written are then transformed onto metal to be formed into multiple layers representing the designer’s aesthetics. The burnished edges and lines of the layered metal, exploits the depth of human emotions and provokes thought on where one truly belong.
The jewellery is organic and imperfect to resemble a branch on a tree. There are certain bark-like textures that seem to almost peel off, to resemble a partial unveiling of the self. The colours range from autumn leaves, to subtle grey tones, intended to allow viewers to contemplate their thoughts without distraction. On closer inspection, some pieces have visible words that the audience can choose to interpret or they can ask the designer to share the full story. The aim is to communicate, share and relate through art jewellery.