Break Red Coupletssold:)
powder coat, copper, silver, PVC string
R: 10x2x0.2 cm L: 7.7x2x0.2 cm
The special part of this work is the connection with nylon thread, so it should not be near fire or high temperature.
Wenjing Yan is a Chinese artist who graduated in 2020 from NSCAD University in Halifax with a BFA major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. During her studies, she did an exchange in Germany at Pforzheim Hochschule.
This series was created during the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic. During that special period, she cared about and missed her family and friends in her hometown. And at the same time, she realized that the epidemic challenged people in many ways such as distance or time, or color which brought people a sense of division. The Chinese elements in those pieces originate from the Lunar New Year, one of the most important traditional festivals in China that all families should be together. The color and shape of the earrings inspired by the traditional custom that people sticking red couplets, which is means to give the best wishes to their whole family.
This series hopes that when the audience is facing the earrings, the vivid, happy, and reunion scene of the distant Chinese Lunar New Year can appear to mind and bring a lively mood to the audience. This series is base on enamel, watercolor enamel, enameling stone, and powder coat. Made by silver, copper, pearls, and tassel different materials. Combined with the expression of Chinese ink painting that red-black, and white to give people more strong impression. And she explored more unique ways of wearing. Because she trying to break some rules of what earrings show be, like break some stereotypes. To be different, to be unique, and to be yourself.