Hanna Hedman photographed by Johan Söderling
Within jewellery design, ideas and storytelling have become more important. An example of this is the internationally acknowledged Swedish jewellery artist Hanna Hedman who believes that her handicraft indicates time. Hanna says:
“Poetry exists in time. I give my time for you to experience. If the piece of jewellery had been produced industrially, the poetry in the artwork, the energy, would not be the same. In this society we live in today, that so often is such as bustle, I want my jewellery to be a sort of place for a pause, a place to experience.”
In her work, Hanna also lets the beautiful collide with the ugly.
“I use beauty as a bait, you could say. At first glance, something can seem very beautiful, and you are tricked into looking more closely. In this case it is more about the stories behind, about how something sorrowful can be very beautiful at the same time. I regard it almost like a subterranean world, a hidden root system. A swarm of creatures that live here beneath, in my world.”
Lots of love,