Maja Stojkovska North Macedonia
Z Towers earrings
Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature
Materials computer heat sink, mobile phone parts, computer cable, stainless steel
In her practice, Maja follows the zero-waste concept in the process of crafting each jewelry piece. She reuses e-waste extracted from discarded computers - aluminum heat sinks, cables, and various mobile phone parts.
She draws her inspiration from the science fiction writers, especially Isaak Asimov and his robotic serial. Just as Asimov would transform his robot character - R. Giskard - out of dead steel and wires into positronic mind that has developed in super telepathic being, so too Maja is tending to transform the electronic waste into artworks that radiate life.