Agapi Smpokou


 

 

 

 

VANITY #2

Brooch
Porcelain, silver

 

 

 


People need to be confirmed by being part of a group or have a social status or even comply with symbols of beauty that western society dictates. Jewelry wearers according to their social background choose their adornments. Those that choose diamonds, do so, not only because of their monetary value, but because diamonds have clarity, durability and strength.  

These exact qualities it seems that implicitly converse with the humans’ need to overcome the fear of death. It feels like humans believe that they will achieve immortality by wearing diamonds.

Choosing diamonds over other type of jewelry immediately makes us vain.  

Working with porcelain, a fragile material, I question the durability and the value of diamonds. The repetition of the diamond shape and form symbolizes vanity; vanity of owning a diamond, wearing it, feeling immortal. 


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