July 14, 2019

Can you resist the desire to touch?

Can you resist the desire to touch?

Emma Morris, 22

‘Bubble Bracelet’ explores the concept of touch and our childlike desire to want to touch and play even though touching art is often taboo. My work offers a visual playfulness that invites viewers to want to know more information about the piece through touch. I want to break the ‘Do not touch’ rules with my work and offer an interactive experience. After all jewellery is made to be in contact with the body and not just viewed? In a ‘do not touch’ society, my jewellery asks the opposite; that you give in to temptation and childlike desire.

Bubble, 2019Brass, jesmonite, powdercoat, enamel paint120x120mm