1. I would call this piece ‘The Shield’. A shield that can ‘protect’ you from the reality, the world, all the problems and the insecurities. It is a head piece that partially hides your face from others but can still see everything from behind it. I used to do this a lot only with my hair. I would always hide behind my hair to I protect me from other people’s opinion because at one point in my life I did feel insecure but not anymore.
2. This is a ring that has a Chinese character design on top. From a very young age, my Mother has been constantly telling me to ALWAYS remember this specific word. It means to tolerate, to endure. If I ever feel annoyed, angry, or dissatisfied I should learn to endure rather than acting out and/or causing problems. Therefore this character has a special place in my heart and I grew up on hearing this word. I wanted to make a ring that will be a constant reminder of my Mom, Her word and a part of me.
3. The reason why I chose bra as my theme was this is something I wear almost every day. Whenever I go out I wear them, it gives me some kind of mental protection. I would not go out without wearing one because I would feel uncomfortable and that a part of me is not with me/on me. I want to make a piece that is made out of wire which shows the real protection and secureness of the bra.