I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

I See a Halo Around You: Jewellery Collection by YunSun Jang | Yellowtrace

 

YunSun Jang is a young jewellery designer & object maker, and London’s Royal College of Art Alumni, who is interested in creating physical and spiritual space around the body. Her work explores the boundaries of space, with everyday objects and jewellery playing a central role in her creative output.

“Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end”. This quote, taken from Virginia Woolf’s The Common Reader (1925), was the starting point for the young designer.

Social alienation, a feeling of being partly connected to, and at the same time, alienated from our surroundings, is like floating in a spacesuit. This was idea was the inspiration behind her collection dubbed ‘I See a Halo Around You’. “I was inspired by the idea that such a spacesuit provides room in which you can live, breathe, and communicate, but simultaneously alienate you from the space around you,” explains the designer.

With this idea, Jang came up with her jewellery collection which both creates a space around the wearer’s body, at the same time acting as the physical piece. “I imagine wearing it will create a bubble and, at the same time, a spiritual and physical space on the body, and this pure space – a halo-like-protection – can help the wearer feel safe.” Her jewellery plays a central role in creating the safe space – a thin line is built from the jewellery and delineates the space around the wearer.

Like Virginia Woolf’s ‘Luminous Halo’ Jang’s pieces cover the wearers body and mind, like a warm blanket.

 

Related Post: Jewellery For The Face by Akiko Shinzato.

 

 


[Images courtesy of YunSun Jang.]

 

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One Response

  1. Johnb20

    Conceptually a novel approach to jewellery, but is it commercially a winner? And more importantly is it wearable?

    I don’t think so. So that only leaves the artistic category.

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