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The mess of electric cords under the table, the stains in the carpet and forgotten socks beside the bed – parts that have been removed from their context and transformed into bijouterie.
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Observations

I have a fascination for the daily and private life, the lives people live and the
things they surround themselves with. All those things which together create and give shape to the spheres in which people live. For me the interest is however on a more general than personal level. It is so obvious that people are different so that in it selves becomes uninteresting. What interests me more is the common and general quality of the personal, like personal items, clothes, textiles, furniture etc. Everything that together with the person makes up the daily and the private.



In the Observations project I visited a number of women in their homes and using the camera sought to
capture the specific mood and feeling surrounding each woman. Revisiting the photographs I then tried to find elements in them that in some way moved me.

It could be anything from the appearance of a dining table set, to a dirty lamp fringe, or just the stiff way a crocheted cloth hangs over the end of a table.



All these observations and peculiarities are the essence of each piece of jewellery; every piece is a direct result and an interpretation of my specific observations.

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In the Act

Starting point in this series of necklaces has been the typical Swedish suburb. I have observed its general shapes and colors but above all its specific details: repairs in the asphalt, leaves lying on garden lawns, wooden sticks dropped on sidewalks, and how public pavements turn into private gardens – the “constructed nature” of the suburb.

Even if someone has sought to tidy it all up, it usually looks a bit sad and neglected. One gets the impression that somebody has tried to just “fix it up” without thinking about the result, since no one really notices anyway. But I have seen it, and I find in these immediate and non-pretentious expressions qualities that I want to work with – qualities that I find to be both funny and liberating but also very honest and true.

When making these pieces, I have worked much like an asphalt worker myself: quickly, methodologically and intuitively without the ambition to perfect every aspect of the process. But at times I have also added some nice colors, almost as a housewife planting pink perennials in her garden. After all, they look quite nice!

The result is a series of necklaces that contains both a qualitative and esthetic tension. For information about the necklaces, sizes and materials please visit: Pia Aleborg Jewellery – Online Store

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Take Your Seat!

I feel observed
I’m attracted by the Chesterfield sofa; the material, its tautness, its aura of luxury and its smell, but above all by the powerful feeling I get when I sit in it. I become aware of where and how I sit; my body language, gestures and posture.

Pictures by Anna-Mia Brolund

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