Coming out

The inspiration for this series was a friend of mine who came out ten years ago, when he was 15. At the time, he felt anxiety, fear, and had so many questions. I made this jewellery to help comfort him, ease his fear and the pain in his stomach. For this reason, the feeling, material, and placement of the pieces are key, and the visual aspects come second. Three of the pieces are meant for him at age 15, and the last piece is for him today to take the final step into loving his life and the person he is.

Work made during my exchange at Escola Massana in the autumn of 2010.