I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU: YunSun Jang Futuristic, Luminous Jewelry

YunSun Jang is a jewelry designer, who is interested in creating physical and spiritual space around the body. Her work explores the boundaries of space, the everyday object and jewelry which plays a central role in creating the inner, and outer space of the body as well as providing the wearer with corporeal and physiological experiences. YunSun is currently studying a master’s degree in Jewelry and Metal at the Royal College of Art, London: ‘Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end’.

‘Social alienation, a feeling of being partly connected to, and at the same time, alienated from our surroundings, is like floating in a spacesuit. I was inspired by the idea that such a spacesuit provides room in which you can live, breathe, and communicate, but simultaneously alienate you from the space around you. With this idea, I came up with jewelry which creates a space both around the wearer’s body and the piece itself. I imagine wearing it will create a bubble and, at the same time, a spiritual and physical space on the body, and this pure space – a halo-like protection – can help the wearer feel safe. The jewelry thus plays a central role in creating the space, that is to say, a thin line is built from the jewelry and delineates the space around the body. Like Virginia Woolf’s ‘luminous halo’ my work covers the wearer’s body and mind, like a warm blanket.

I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU: YunSun Jang futuristic, luminous jewelry

I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU: YunSun Jang futuristic, luminous jewelry

I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU: YunSun Jang futuristic, luminous jewelry

I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU: YunSun Jang futuristic, luminous jewelry

I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU: YunSun Jang futuristic, luminous jewelry

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