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Secret Life of Us, 2003

Selected works of the series: Pendants, Neckpieces, Bangles, Rings - Acrylic



Is the formal practice of marriage still relevant in our contemporary society? How realistic, maintainable or even desirable is the ritualistic commitment between a man and a woman in a time when many traditions clash and collide with the tempo of this modern world?

These are some of the issues that arise in the Secret Life of Us. In this collection of contemporary jewellery -iattric juxtaposes traditional symbols of marriage, the dragon and the phoenix, with the colloquial visual coding of relationships. Starting with the paired wedding bangle bestowing bliss and harmony on the newly-weds, she questions the norm of 'pairing-off'. In using brightly coloured acrylic for these pieces, instead of the conventional, enduring and noble gold she offers other alternatives. Acrylic, which as a material also has long life, is commonly used in the making of signs. The 'signs' presented here though do not advertise one life-long happy marriage but give instead the option of experiencing several, varied types of union between people. The delicate and sometimes intricate working of the material suggests the values that can be found in each relationship.

Sadness, 2002

Brooch - Fine Silver, Stainless Steel



In memory of -iattric's grandma who passed away early that year.  A fine silver origami boat rolled with the texture of paper for the death represents memories and sending fortunes to the loved one who have passed away.  The stainless steel pin in the boat represent the pain and sadness, wearer will certainly feel the level of pain as soon as he/she wear the brooch.

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My St. Paul’s, 2002

Neckpieces - Acrylic, Sterling Silver, Silkscreen on Glass, Silkscreen on Cotton, Cotton



​A notion of -iattric's 14 years studying life in Hong Kong.  From St. Paul’s Day Nursery (Nursery Section), St. Paul’s Day Nursery (Kindergarten Section), St. Paul’s Convent School (Primary Section) and St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section), -iattric has been living in different locations and having different life while going to the same location for -iattric's education all those years.  The work reflects -iattric's different route of getting there and memories of those times.

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Orange Fantasy, 2002 

Orange Container - Anodized Aluminium, Sterling Silver



​Based on the character of orange to create a container for oranges.

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The Phone Line is Busy, 2001

Selected works of the series: Necklace, Handpiece, Rings - Mini Handfree Cord Phone, Phone Cord



​While living all by herself in Sydney, -iattric has been killing her time through surfing the internet, chat in chat rooms and talking on phone to avoid loneliness.  Therefore, her phone line had been busy all the time whenever she was at home.  This work shows the loneliness she has had when -iattric was in Sydney.

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Web Art is…?, 2001

Sandals - Monitor, Power PC, Keyboard, Mouse, Phone Cord



​Web Art is about interactive & speed; involve identity, motion and emotion; needs body movement, computer & Internet to communicate with people.  Web Art has used all part of our bodies but leaves our legs and feet unused.  Yet, the feet are a very important part of our body according to Chinese tradition.  This work has translated this virtual art form to a physical wearable piece.

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Web Art is…?, 2001

Sandals - Monitor, Power PC, Keyboard, Mouse, Phone Cord



​Web Art is about interactive & speed; involve identity, motion and emotion; needs body movement, computer & Internet to communicate with people.  Web Art has used all part of our bodies but leaves our legs and feet unused.  Yet, the feet are a very important part of our body according to Chinese tradition.  This work has translated this virtual art form to a physical wearable piece.

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Is This My Identity?, 2001

Fingerpieces - Silver, Perspex



​Everyone has his or her own identity in real life.  Yet, in cyberspace, there are four categories of identity, “Being yourself, being part of yourself, being someone else entirely or being anonymous”. This project is a research of -iattric's identity in cyberspace.

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Keith's Ideal World, 2001

Neckpiece - Brass, Resin, Film roll Container, Cigarettes, Matches, Watch



​Keith is a photographer, watch collector and a smoker who wants to quit smoking.  By putting the separate parts of watches, cigarettes and matches into the yellowish resin, it reminds him of the nicotine which would harm his health from smoking; as well as, the past actions and rethink of the present and future lives.

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Cute / Scary, 2001

Neckpiece, Bangle, Ring, Anklet, Hairpiece - Aluminium, Craft Eye



Children use these eyes on craft, they play with it, they think it is cute.  But when a lot of eyes put together, it has a feeling of strangers staring right at you.  The Cute/Scary series has also show my two-face characteristic.  Some people think -iattric is cute, some think -iattric is scary and some say it depends.  And what happen when the eyes become wearable objects?  Do you think that they are scary when you have them worn?  Is that cute when you see someone wearing them? Or is it the vice versa?  Or you have different opinions when the eyes are being worn on different parts of the body?

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Future Memory of Present, 2001

Bangle - Fine Silver, Copper, Brass, Freshwater Pearl



Memory is an intimate experience.  The layers of the bangle show the wonderful moment of my present, and will be one of the most unforgettable memories in the future.

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the object artisan

born in Hong Kong
graduated from Bachelor of Visual Arts (majored in Jewellery & Object), the University of Sydney (Australia)
graduated from Master of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
apprentice of established inkan (seal) engraver, Cheong Shing Tang (Hong Kong)
sword and knife making experience from Okayama, Gifu, Kanagawa and Fukui (Japan)
was the chief jewellery designer of agnes b. (Hong Kong)

オブジェクトの職人  

香港生まれ  
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University のデザイン修士を卒業(香港)

The University of Sydney の視覚芸術学士(専攻ジュエリーとオブジェ)を卒業(オーストラリア)
有名な印鑑彫刻家鄧昌成氏に師事(香港)
岡山県と岐阜県と神奈川県と福井県から、日本刀と刃と包丁作りの体験(日本)
フランスブランドのアニエスベーのチーフジュエリーデザイナーだった(香港)