souvenir of the city

souvenir of the city

Within my scholarship for the summer academy in Salzburg I participated in the course „A ring is not just a thing“ with Jewellery artist Lucy Sarneel. The focus of this course was the interaction with the city and the reflection of the processes within Salzburg under the title „Souvenir of the city“.I was especially interested in the traces of decay and deviation from normal materials which I incorporated in the idea of my home town Salzburg which is a seemingly perfect historic city with many rich people especially tourists enjoying the cultural life.For the normal people which are living in this city it can be sometimes irritating how different the lives of the many visitors and themselves can be in Salzburg and if you look closely you can even find traces of decay behind the facade and also see the areas which aren’t as perfect as expected.For my collection of jewellery I looked for traces on materials I could use incorporating the idea of a not so perfect souvenir piece, something that is interesting but represents more than the surface of the city.I chose different materials but concentrated especially on copper and wood which have a rural character to them.