Breathe - necklace, 2009, latex, iron, gauze, paint - 135 x 155 x 30 mm

Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim, Germany B.F.A., Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea currently Associate Professor, Dept. of Metalwork & Jewelry, College of Design, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

Breathe - brooch,  2010, latex, iron, paint - 150 x 150 mm

The sound of my breath calls my heart and wakes up my consciousness. I live the present by every breath I take. The present moment fades away quickly, but it becomes memories and those memories make who I am. Making jewelry is a journey to find my memories, which were made with my breaths. The jewelry made out of the memories start to form by themselves and make new memories.

Inhale Exhale - necklace, 2009, iron, paint - 152 x 193 x 34 mm
Heart - necklace, 2009, uretane iron, thred, paint - 180 x 137 x 48 mm

My work starts with the most general and fundamental meaning of living, my breaths, and shed a new light on the meanings that jewelry can have. The pleasures of my daily life can be found in small things, and making jewelry is like an escape from the daily life.

Heart - brooch, 2009, iron,  paint - 148 x 194 x 34 mm
Heart - brooch, 2009, iron,  paint - 143 x 189 x 37 mm

Dongchun Lee

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