高若彤 首饰设计 本预
As a contemporary jewellery designer, Ruotong Gao regards it as a way to express thoughts and as a vehicle for storing memory, so she likes to remodel old objects to perpetuate the new spirit. In addition, she imbues her ideas into jewelleries, dissecting herself as she makes them which enables her works to communicate with herself and others, both the story of the jewellery and the influence of the wearer.
For example, in her work < Journey in 18 Years>, Gao added the pillow towel that has been with her for 18 years to it, sealing all the ups and downs that she has experienced in her 18 years alone at home in the small pillow towel. Another example is in the< Catch a moment>, she created a ring that can make a noise when worn. The wearer can play with it, using hand or body movements to toss and drop coins from the ring and brooch and creating a noise and shifting weight, so that the jewellery becomes interactive, giving the wearer an interesting and engaging experience.
While in her latest work <Rebirth>, she reproduced the traditional embroidery pieces she had collected by using contemporary twining and created a series of works that brings the old embroidery pieces back into our life. In this series, she not only retained the traditional embroidery technique, but also added copper wire winding and modern acrylic beads to make the jewellery more unique and livelier. This approach of passing on the classics while adding modern elements makes the traditional objects more vivid.
It is the collision between the tradition and the modern and the endless imagination that enable Ruotong Gao to keep creating new designs.
在她所制作的作品中，《journey in 18 years》里，她将一直陪伴她18年的枕巾加入了作品中，将她在十八年经常独自在家所经历的酸甜苦辣割舍封存在了这一块枕巾中。而在作品《Catch a moment》中，她制作了佩戴时可以产生响声的戒指，佩戴者可以把玩，利用手部或身体的运动将戒指和胸针上的钱币抛起掉落，产生响声和重量转换，以此来让一件首饰与佩戴者产生了互动，让佩戴者拥有了佩戴的体验感和趣味性。