The Jewellery of Claudia Milic
The formal plainness of Claudia Milic's chains - wrought in gold and silver - dissolves into reams of identical elements upon closer inspection. These elements are crafted from industrial scrap, such as wire and machine-made chains, then combined by hand.
From thousands of parts strung together emerge loose and harmoniously self-contained chains which flexibly adapt to the wearer's body.
The visual moment of surprise proceeds from the haptic experience of the weight and surface of the chains - characteristics linking up to the duration of the repetitive working process, the handling of material, and the form connected with it.
Consequently, the jewellery artist designs even-tempered works full of detail - far removed from short-lived fads - that express the desire for constancy and an individual synthesis between the jewellery and the wearer.
Claudia Milic's chains play with time and yet remain timeless.