DANIEL KRUGER

"I use many different materials, both rich and poor. The forms vary from organic to geometric, the organic however seems to prevail. Texture, pattern and colour play a big role, as does sensuality both in the shapes as well as in the use of material. Many pieces have a distinct erotic quality. I like symmetry; often pieces are made up of pairs.

For ideas I draw on natural forms and artefacts of all kind, both historical as well as contemporary. This I believe is evident in my work. The crafting of each piece is part of my creative thinking process. The jewellery I make is to adorn a person, to be a celebration. Its place is the body and its intention is to enhance the wearer as well as to be an object of contemplation to be taken in the hand and looked at from all sides. It is both jewellery and an artefact conceived and made by one person for the enjoyment by another person."

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Daniel Kruger, Necklace, 2019, Gold, butterfly-wings
Daniel Kruger, Necklace, 2014, Silver, plexi, pigment
Daniel Kruger, Brooch, 2019, Silver, photography
Daniel Kruger, Brooch, 2020, Enamel, gold