Köhn Jil
Germany
www.jilkoehn.com
"Hebes" Ansteckschmuck, 2021
"Meness" Ansteckschmuck, 2021
"Amythos" Armreif, 2021
Imagination can be seen as the ability to go beyond the objective world. It is based on our imagination, which enables thinking in all its forms, such as remembering and visualising. Within my design, I thematise the importance of imagination based on the exploration of imaginary places and the questioning of reality(ies). Inspired by dreams and nature, I use natural finds such as branches, stones and crystals to model compositions that have an earthly and at the same time supernatural feel. The result is objects of bizarre beauty that seem to spring from the nature of another world. My jewellery is a homage to nature and an appeal to dreaming. Dreams form thoughts, thoughts form words, words form actions, actions form habits, habits form character. We are what we think. With our thoughts we shape the world. I see my jewellery as a reminder of the importance of fantasy in our lives: Artifacts of distant worlds as jewellery of special moments.