“How can contemporary narrative jewellery and metalwork be used to keep unobtrusive but meaningful past daily fragments?”
Imogen Cheng’s Let the Past Stay in Our Future uses contemporary narrative jewellery as a carrier and medium to explore the relationship between objects and human beings. The work asks us to reflect on our connection to the personal objects we embed with memories and stories.
Cheng says “It is meant to resonate with the audience who has the same or similar experiences as I do. The story of an object is a medium which not only attracts us emotionally but also stimulates the curiosity of the audience. At the same time, it can link us to the feelings and thoughts of other audiences. The importance is that we can share affection and ideas through objects and stories. Stories behind objects can help people to get to know themselves better and also inspire the resonance of the audience.”
Imogen Cheng hopes to continue to learn from jewellers around her. She is interested in all kinds of materials and enjoys finding her own methods and understandings of them to transform them into brand-new materials which can be made into objects or jewellery.