Bo Na’s collection re-examines ancient culture, from Etruscan to Egyptian, particularly focussing on one ancient jewellery technique: granulation. She mimics traditional weaving patterns, including some from Scotland, combining them with granulation and creating three-dimensional units, which then form pieces of jewellery. In this way she turns common objects into artefacts imbued with a hint of the immortal. Bo Na’s aim is therefore to create contemporary jewellery from a rejuvenation of ancient design and technique.
Interpretative text by Chengjiujiu Zhang, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation