"As a jewellery designer and artist, I am fascinated by social behaviours and expressions - both private and public, individual and group, internal and external. I create narratives about what goes on between the lines, what is not said - the pauses, gestures, and subconscious...
What significance is accrued by potentially breaking the skin border, the shell that separates our inside from our outside, Self from Other, physical from metaphysical? Where does one border ‘begin’ and the other ‘end?’ I believe Jewellery Art is an apt medium for discussing such a topic since, unlike some other art forms, it can come in direct contact with the skin. I want to explore my own feelings and others’ surrounding connections with the outside world through the skin. I aim to try to show visually what it seems we cannot always express in words: we as humans are always searching for something more outside of ourselves, possible answers for our existence and our relationship within the omniverse, whether that questioning takes place on a conscious or at an archetypal level.
I am aroused by the broken, overlooked, and abandoned, giving ready-made found objects new life in recycled metals and fair-trade gemstones."
SS|16 sees the relaunch of the second installment //brokenPROMISES//, a maximalist fashionista hit, featuring chunky recycled bronze neckwear, armbands, & unisex rings and uncut stones of hematite and pyrite. New metal colourways will now be available in silver vermeil and yellow, black & green gold, some sprinkled with coloured glass crystals. Drawing inspiration from the shattered remnants left over in the streets after a night out, where promises are made and broken, Gina alchemizes ready-made found objects of aggression into striking ornamentation for the body.