Caroline Bäckman

Jewellery Artist


November, 2012

The pieces are part of my project “November”. With the seasons as a starting point, and autumn as a summary for them, I have examined my own process, abstractions, simplifications, and how to capture and convey a sense.

I have started from the circle and the necklace as its representation. For me, it is a symbol of the eternal. The seasons that recur year after year, in an eternal cycle.

The hammer captures my feeling and transfers it onto the metal. It gives shape and tells me about the autumn. About nature’s time, in relation to man’s, and gives me a greater understanding of the inherent symbolism of this time of the year, when the world bids farewell through an explosion of colour and then shrivels up in preparation for winter.