Past ‧ Fabric I

By SHULING CHEN

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Many times we are constantly learning new things in order to work or in life so that we can not be obsolete. However, living in an unfamiliar environment for a long time, forcing yourself to get along with the people around you in order to adapt to the new atmosphere, then the former you is gradually forgotten. People are multi-faceted. We learn and grow along the way, accumulating a variety of skills. Skills are also a part of self-expression, which represents a time in your past. Therefore, this work uses the textile materials and knitting techniques that I used to use. It expresses seeing the figure of my former self.

Fiber/Wearable, Metal/other (Silver, Organza, Cotton Thread)

1 x 1 x 4.8 inches

About the artist

Beijing, China-based artist Shuling Chen designs contemporary jewelry through a combination of textile materials and metals. She uses silver and weaving techniques to design unique jewelry pieces. During her second year of college, she spent her spare time learning jewelry skills and began to consider changing her major to a graduate program. Her master's thesis work, also on display in this exhibition, is a series of jewelry pieces designed using silver as the main material, combined with enamel, weaving, and 3D printing techniques. During the same period, one of the pieces was successfully selected for the 2022 RIT Visual Exhibition. Chen received her BFA in Textile Design from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in 2019. Her MFA is in Metal and Jewelry Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, which she completed in April 2022. Recently, Chen began researching 3D printed jewelry, using a combination of 3D printing and silver to create lightweight, wearable jewelry for everyday use....Read MoreRead Less

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