Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials 3d printed resin, acrylic paint, stainless steel
Danni Xu draws upon the stories of people who have experienced nostalgia to identify a sense of belonging to home. She creates familiar objects specific to the stories of diasporic peoples to establish a connection between herself and the viewer or wearer.
In Xu’s practice, she addresses the following questions through her work: can jewelry build networks of connection across time and space? How does the format of jewelry impact the relationship between the wearer and the object? Xu anticipates changes in behavior and attitude from the wearers as they reestablish a connection to home through jewelry.