Drawing inspiration from her travels to Ireland, Europe and many other places, Una Lo’s work stems from an interest in translating memories and culture into jewellery. On returning home to Hong Kong, Lo found a way to meld these memories into jewellery using maps of unknown and imaginary places, embellished through transfer printing. These maps represent Lo’s state as they began their journey into uncharted territory.
The centre-piece of ‘The Episode’ uses a soldered axis of rotation between different layers of maps of Ireland. Every time a new journey began for Lo, Ireland was the final destination.
Just like her travels, jewellery making is a kind of adventure to Lo, combining unorthodox materials with metal to create unique jewellery formed from her memories.