Identity Fragments

Azure Zhang 2
Azure Zhang 3
frament brooch

I love puzzles, and I love solving puzzles more. Seeking one’s identity is just like trying to solve a big puzzle. For me, the fragments that compose this puzzle come from my parents and my grown up environment or in another words, biological, cultural and social factors. All the components are connected by cold joints so that they are movable, which embodies the dynamics that we are always seeking and refining our identities.

The pattern on each piece comes from my parents’ stamps. Stamp has been used as the symbol of one’s identity since ancient China, especially the very imperial jade seal represents the supreme power of the king. Therefore, I choose to put this element into my jewellery as manifestation of one’s identity. Using traditional precious material such as silver and enamel echoes the precious stones used to carve stamps.

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