LIDDED BOWL, JOUNGMEE DO, STEEL, FINE SILVER, FINE GOLD, ODONG (5% FINE GOLD, 95% COPPER), BRONZE. 300X200MM (H) PHOTO: TERENCE BOGUE – TAASA Review September 2011
"On a spiritual level, it is an ancient belief that material is a form of energy.
The makers transfer the energy of the material into the jewellery they create, transforming the wearer into a powerful being.
Once you understand the visual language of jewellery, you begin to appreciate the full spectrum of the prominent role that jewellery plays in recording a nation’s cultural heritage." (Yoon-Jung (Elaine) Kim at the WCC symposium, 2011) T he concept of the transfer of energy through the making process is an interesting way to understand Joungmee Do’s work...