1. DESTRUCTION - REGENERATION - FERTILITY

Focussing on the direct consequences of global warming and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault: A giant vault located deep in the permafrost on the island of Spitsbergen, storing about half a million seeds,
meant to protect the world’s vegetal diversity from natural or manmade disasters. However, if all the ice would melt, even this vault can’t protect us from losing the biodiversity...
To translate my concern: I put seedlings into a small vault-looking protective space, So we can carry them with us, trying to protect what remains...


HEKLA Brooche & KRAFLA Necklace
Glass and copper containing a plantsprout cast in resin.
ed 50. Handmade in Anwerp.

launched during collection THE LAST GLACIER
   


These copper time capsules translate the paradox: the duality of carrying around fertility, a cure for destruction, a talisman for renewal. But at the same time the incarnation of one of the most destructive forces known to men...





MYRDALSSANDUR Body Necklace
Copper or Silver containing vulcanic black sand from the Myrdalssandur in Iceland.
ed 50. Handmade in Anwerp.

launched during collection THE WASTE LAND


EYJAFALLAJOKULL Necklace
Copper vault containing ashes from the Icelandic Eyjafallajokull vulcano, eruption of 2010.
ed 50. Handmade in Anwerp.

launched during collection FIELDS OF REGENERATION




 


2. PRESERVATION - CONSERVATION

Focussing on the devastating consequences of 'modernising' the Amazon, which results in the disappearing of tribes, their rituals and their knowledge. Burning their lands, murdering their peoples... for the sake of agricultural cultivation...

sage - a plant that is used for communicating with the ancestors and for clearing out bad spirits - as the remains of a disappearing era and ritual grounds. a dissapearing world... The burned sage leaf is a reminder of what remains, a last connection to the ancestors. By putting it in a double glass container i wanted to focus on their need of protection and the fragility of their existance.

launched during collection REMAIS OF MUTED BELIEFS


HUAORANI 'BURN' Necklace
Handblown glass and copper containing a burned sage leaf.
ed 25. Handmade in Anwerp.

HUAORANI 'SEED' Necklace
Handblown glass and copper containing sage seeds.
ed 25. Handmade in Anwerp.

RONDONIA assymetric Necklace
Handblown glass and copper containing Soy seeds.
ed 25. Handmade in Anwerp.

AWA
AMAZON SAVIOUR SCULPTURE

In continuation of the previous collections i have created a copper and glass timecapsule containing sand, stone and a burned twig as the remains of a disappearing era and ritual grounds. a dissapearing world...

Glass, copper, Stone, Wood and Sand
ed 1/1   2013   Handmade in Antwerp



3. DISSAPEARING - PROTECTING


   
TSACHILLA copper Cuffs
Handhammered copper. ed 25. Handmade in Anwerp.
TONATIUH Bracelets
Handhammered copper / Handhammered Silver.
Handmade in Anwerp.
Manchet buttons / Cufflings
Handhammered copper cufflings - closing buttons
Handmade in Anwerp.

ZINAVE / ZAMBEZE bracelets

2 layered or 3 layered fragmented Buffalo Horn interfixed with Copper.
ed 25. Handmade in Anwerp.

launched during collection TO THE DEPTHS OF THE LAST RESERVE

SENGE ring

2 layered or 3 layered fragmented Buffalo Horn interfixed with Copper.
ed 25. Handmade in Anwerp.



ZINGELA necklace
3 layered fragmented Buffalo Horn interfixed with Copper.
ed 2. Handmade in Anwerp.





4. LIBERTY - IMMIGRATION


PENDULUM
Handhammered brass pendulum on copper chain
Handmade in Anwerp.
GOURMETTE Bracelet
Copper or silver bracelet constructed from various chains
Handmade in Anwerp.
HERE IS NO BORDER ONLY DUST bracelet
Handstamped plate on copper bracelet constructed from various chains
Handmade in Anwerp.
 
IF THIS IS THE END. WHAT IF IT IS? Necklace
Handstamped plate on copper or silver necklace constructed from various buckles and chains
Handmade in Anwerp.
SURRENDER / LIBERTY Pin
Handstamped plate on copper or silver pin
Handmade in Anwerp.