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2020

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design

2020

Henrike Altes

Guardians

Guardians, pendant, Henrike Altes (2020)
Guardians, pendant, Henrike Altes (2020)

The pieces are made from calming wood and strong bronze. The pendants resemble a kind of power animal that is supposed to protect the wearer and give him strength. Through the shapes and materials I try to engage the wearer in a play and trigger sensory experiences. This is helpful in dealing with anxiety and other difficult emotions. I see the pieces as a talisman which can become your guardian.

How can jewelry have a therapeutic effect on the wearer and the spectator and help prevent or cure anxiety?