BIG ORANGE

pendant, ebony wood, resin, silver, black robe

Koen Jacobs 2013

BIG BLUE

pendant, ebony wood, resin, silver, black robe

Koen Jacobs 2013

BLUE LIFE

brooch, ebony wood, resin, silver, steel

Koen Jacobs 2013

Blue Reborn nr. 1 - 4 

brooch, ebony wood, resin, silver

Koen Jacobs 2013

Blue Reborn nr. 5 

brooch, ebony wood, resin, silver, steel

Koen Jacobs 2013

DOWNFALL

pendant, ebony wood, resin, zinc-plated steel

Koen Jacobs 2013

Destroyed Beauty 2013

I started to search for the relationship between two worlds the upper and underworld.
For me these worlds are not necessarily black and white, good and bad or life and death. It can also be the reverse, with the upper world being hell and the underworld heaven.
In many mythologies the tree is seen as the symbolic connection between the two worlds. It takes CO2 from the air and gives oxygen back to the earth so we can breath. Cutting down a tree will stop this system. It will fall down, break in parts and give way for new life. For this reason, I used the tree as symbol for the never-ending circle of life and death, of creation and destruction and exactly this process of building up and breaking down was the way how I created my jewellery pieces.

Photographs:

Federico Cavicchioli

and Koen Jacobs (Red Reborn series)

Red Reborn nr. 1, 3 - 5

brooch, ebony wood, resin, silver/ steel

Koen Jacobs 2018

Red Reborn nr. 2

ring, ebony wood, resin

Koen Jacobs 2018

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