DEMITRA THOMLOUDIS - "Tiltframe"
United States, 1984
Brooch - Brass, steel, powdercoat, Sharpie marker pencil, paint sealer.
I continually draw inspiration from the visual language of sites encountered, observed and explored. I am fascinated with architectural sites in progress and I
continually document in and around them. In an attempt to understand the systems associated with the built environment, I take cues from my observations and push their inherent properties within the intimate scale of jewellery. This body of work takes aspects of the monumental architectural experiences I have encountered and reintroduces these spaces on the body as a site. Now, instead of our bodies inhabiting space, space inhabits the body. The tension and relationship between these two is critical. I see jewellery as a means of connecting us closer to the world surrounding us, as my work acts as a mobile vestige, rooted in place, personal narrative and identity.