Veronika Fabian’s work poses as a two-way mirror between contemporary society and jewelry. Her work circulates around questioning the established and conventional, stirring up the status quo. In her chain work Fabian explores the question of identity. The series Rebellious Chains visualize the process of changing identity, inspired by her own artistic journey towards jewelry. The original assumption regarding chains is that they often are subservient to the main jewel. Therefore, she transforms ordinary chains, still respecting their original values but enabling them to form their own patterns and achieve jewelry status on their own. The collection, Chains for an Average Woman draws connections between women’s self-identity, popular culture and mass media, exploring how identity develops against a background of economic and cultural conditions.
Brass chain, silver-plated and oxidized
27 x 56 x 1 cm