I think of jewelleryness as a space that can splice thinking to an in-between state of being. An intersection of materiality meets the body, and becomes an object in agency of otherness. 13 Treatments pulls together a historical viewpoint of crafting jewellery for spells. Making with directness tangible connections that provide representation to the intention and purpose the spell/s provides. Here offers a complex ownership for the transference once the jewellery is worn.
The pieces work with the notion of being untitled so the viewer feels an attraction towards the treatment that works beyond the revealed and prescribed. Suggesting they will be drawn to something they need, lacking or searching for, and the jewellery will become a tool for enablement.
Common concepts of love, luck, good health, decision making and protection are starting points. Folding in cultural and political afflictions to draft the meaning and responsibility for each item of jewellery. Explicit rhymes for making are then matched and materials found for ingredients. This making methodology coaxes out questions that expand from the relationship of collecting and finding objects and materials for their material vitality. This important element involves a tangle of stories that often become coded, displaced, converged and contemporised for progressive story telling.