Sean Axelrod: Statement
As a jeweller and a sculptor, I see my jewellery as branch of sculpture, a branch that uses a person as a landscape to create a physical, emotional and intellectual dialogue. This creative space offers an opportunity for a intimate conversation with another person through the artworks.
I see my work as a form of story-telling, creating a stage, where symbolism and metaphors create conversations. Images, colours, materials and form convey a dialogue that creates a narrative within the work and a connection to the person that is wearing my jeweller.
The jewellery works I currently create, explore four aspects of jewellery:
The sculptural aspect of creating a wearable object as form, colours, material and surfaces.
The manifestation of the relationship between an object and the wearer, in the physical sense and as an emotional and conceptual dialogue.
Questioning the relationship of the jewellery I create, to the historical tradition of jewellery as a wearable, precious object.
How I translate my aesthetics and conceptual values to physical works of Art.
These four aspects inform the making of my jewellery and the values I cherish in making art, from a subjective, personal point of view.