Be-Longing #06, Eighteen (Yihan) Yuan, Metalsmithing ’23


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    5..0 x 3.8 x 1.3in

    Enamel,Cooper, Steel, Sliver


    Seth once told me: “Body as landscape, jewelry as architecture”
    Something expresses personality
    Something you want to carry on your body
    Something you feel protected when you wear it

    Landscape reminds you of the place that you want to belong to
    Something you feel, and you identify the feeling of belonging
    A tombstone for the loss of home
    A mystery of strangeness and familiarity
    A place which built your personality
    A place you miss but fear to return to
    A piece of paper about where you were, and where you are

    This work is available for pre-order, with anticipated availability date of July 15th. Buyers will be contacted to complete payment when the work is available for purchase and pick up/shipping. 

    Item is located in Birmingham, MI. Local pickup available. Domestic shipping is available for an additional fee. Contact for a custom shipping quote.

    Eighteen (Yihan) Yuan is a metalsmith and jeweler born in China. She moved to the United States and received her BFA from State University of New York at New Paltz in Metal in 2020, and then attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
    Obsessed with rocks, she constructs and fabricates sculptural jewelry that explores the reflection of human sentiment in nature through the connection of jewelry and body. By introducing narrative materials, such as ties, soap ends, maps, her work evoke the audience to feel the feeling of love, loss and belonging attentively.