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Jewellery & Metal (MA)

Yangfan Luo

Yangfan Luo is a young jewellery artist. She is also very interested in miniature models. Her jewellery pieces are delicate and elegant, often derived from natural forms, but with an aesthetic redesign of these creatures. When creating miniatures, she wants not only to replicate realistic scenes, but also to tell new stories and convey atmospheres and emotions through miniatures. 


Awards:

2023 Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards

--- 3D Craft Junior Modellers: Silver Award

--- 3D Design Ready to Wear Jewellery: Bronze Award

--- Podolsky Award: Contender

2023 Craft Council of British Columbia: The Earring Show. Shortlisted

Degree Details

School of Arts & HumanitiesJewellery & Metal (MA)RCA2023 at Truman Brewery

Truman Brewery, F Block, Ground, first and second floors

In the dimly lit factory, the moth characters are in constant work.

We are in an era of globalisation, in which many companies’factories are located in developing countries, providing cheap goods to the world. However, in order to keep prices low, factories tend to exploit workers to the maximum extent possible: this includes unsanitary working conditions, excessive working hours, and unequal work contracts. This situation leads to serious physical and mental health problems for groups of workers in developing countries. For example, in 2014, Lizhi Xu, a worker and poet, leapt from the roof of a factory in China. Before his death, a total of 20 young people had chosen to end their lives by committing suicide in this factory.

Through this series of work, Yangfan hopes to show the psychological state of factory workers in developing countries, how they live and what kind of emotions they experience. She hopes that more ordinary people will thus be aware of the sacrifice and cost associated with globalisation through her work.


In the dimly lit factory, the moth characters are in constant work
The Factory---Detail2Yangfan Luo wanted to convey an atmosphere where the beauty and fantasy represented by the moon and the cold reality represented by the dashboard existed at the same time.
In the dimly lit factory, the moth characters are in constant work.
The Factory---Detail 1
In the dimly lit factory, the moth characters are in constant work
The Factory---Detail 3
In the darkened room, there is a sense of alienation in the moth family.
The Family--- Detail 1In the dim light, Moth's family is filled with the trivial and there is an atmosphere of detachment among the family members.
In the darkened room, there is a sense of alienation in the moth family.
The Family--- Detail 2
In the darkened room, there is a sense of alienation in the moth family.
The Family--- Detail 3

Medium:

Wood, Aluminum, Resin, Plastic, Brass

Size:

30cm×30cm×43cm 22cm×20cm×30cm
The tool administrative role stands
Tool ManThrough this series of works, I want to use a narrative, cartoonish approach to express the widespread phenomenon of objectification of others in society.
The tool administrative role stands
Tool Man---Hammer
The tool administrative role stands
Tool Man---Scissor
The tool administrative role stands
Tool Man---Nut
The tool administrative role stands
Tool Man---Screw
The tool administrative role stands
Tool Man---Tweezer
The tool administrative role stands
Tool Man---Nut2

Medium:

Bronze, cloth

Size:

2cm x 7cm
earring
Detail---1
earring
Detail---2
earring
Detail---3
earring
Detail---4

Medium:

Silver, Synthetic Sapphire

Size:

9cm x 4.5cm
Flower ring
Detail---1
Flower ring
Detail---2
Flower rings
Detail---3
Flower rings
Detail---4
Flower ring
Detail---5

Medium:

Silver, Synthetic Sapphire/Ruby

Size:

2cm x 2.5cm