Growing up in Wuhan, China, with a population of millions, I have witnessed the vast expansion of the city in size and numbers. On their daily commute, inhabitants share the success of physical proximity and the failure of psychological distance in which isolated people are drawn to each other temporarily.
Jewelry is a device of visual communication. It is a supplement for language for people who pass by so many but are not able to express themselves. I explore the potential of transparent materials to construct wearable and unwearable objects. Transparency shows everything. It gives an apparent access but never a sense of closeness because it creates an invisible barrier. Using the products and packaging that populate the city, I express both the isolation of individuals and the empty vibrancy of city culture.
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