Julia Obermaier – Jewellery Artist

(Sur)face the space

Stones fascinate me. Every little part of them is unique and an embodiment for unswayable nature. A human being can shape a stone but not fabricate one. The material stone has something majestic. It is a hard-bitten material, heavy, stable but also light and fragile.
Stonecutting takes a lot of time and patience and resembles a meditation. It is as if the stone keeps the eternity within itself to thwart the fast pace of our time.
 In my ongoing series of work “(Sur)face the space” I cut slices out of stone and build up new spaces. In their inside, hollow spaces are developing with corners and nooks. These are constructions, which enclose blank areas and create free spaces. Through that process, a kind of body for your soul is generated, which can be loaded up with the wearers own personal feelings, perceptions and sensations. It protects the wearer’s inner space, like a second skin.

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