Cartographia Gemmae

OCADu Thesis Work

This collection of sterling silver jewellery is a cartographic record of the trajectory of jewellery within Europe. Maps have always been visually appealing to me. What attracts me most is the look of an antique map, where meridian lines, parallel lines, hemisphere divisions and other informational lines were almost always incorporated into the design of the map. What was used as a way to decipher where one is and where one is going became a rich network of interconnecting marks that sparks interest in the viewer.

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