MA DESIGN: JEWELLERY
INVITATION TO THE SECRETS OF FLOWERS
‘Invitation to the Secrets of Flowers’ is a play on the beauty and enigma of flowers.
In a long global history of human fascination and interest flowers have been elevated to great levels of symbolism becoming expressions of celebration, courtship or sympathy, connecting flowers to art and daily life, funerary rites, religion, and wider ceremonies.
It may be that human’s commune with flowers, as flowers have the life cycle that evokes our life. The endowment of flowers with mysterious and supernatural properties, in particular of rebirth, associated with human kinds ultimate desire for immortality or revival remains strong.
Hagio's jewellery engages with this mystic beauty and power of flowers, seeking to empower her wearers.
Her pieces are created in silver and gold using artisanal and traditional Japanese techniques known as Tankin and Chokin. This allows Hagio to explore in metal fragile or enigmatic forms inspired by the anatomy flowers creating jewellery that seeks to deliver its own mysterious secrets.