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Art & Design Degree Show 2021

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Yozo Meng
40g Sugar +/-
Yozo Meng
40g Sugar +/-

Sugar is an important source of energy in people’s daily life. However, over-consumption can lead to health problems such as obesity, accelerated ageing, and heart disease.

Sugar is indispensable to  Yozo Meng and he has tasted all kinds of sweets from many countries With his growing demand for sugar, he realised the seriousness of the problem and his jewellery collection shows what the healthy intake standard of sugar is, the pulling relationship between candy and swallowing, and emphasises the importance of balance.

The whole work focuses on balance and restriction. The ‘sugar hand’ and human hand pull each other with the neck to maintain balance. The shape of the chain gives a sense of captivity and its location, being stuck on the throat, inhibits swallowing. The brooch on the chest can swing and visually emphasises the importance of balance again.

40g Sugar+-
Sugar, brass, gold leaf and resin, 2021
40g Sugar+-
Brass, 2021
40g Sugar+-
Sugar, brass, gold leaf and resin, 2021
40g Sugar+-
Sugar, brass, gold leaf and resin, 2021
40g Sugar+-.
Sugar, brass, gold leaf and resin, 2021. The rivet design on the back of the necklace, allows the necklace to be opened and closed at will. The necklace is stuck at the top of the throat to inhibit swallowing.