Karin Herwegh, An Invitation, necklace, 2016, ebony, silver, wood
Karin Herwegh, An Invitation, necklace, 2016, ebony, silver, wood

Karin Herwegh, An Invitation, necklace, 2016, ebony, silver, wood
Karin Herwegh, The argument, necklace, 2015, wood, glas
Karin Herwegh, The slow season, object, 2016, wood
Karin Herwegh, Agreement, necklace, 2016, wood, glas, bamboo

In her work Karin Herwegh addresses aspects of life that seem to be vanishing: for instance, insight into and an understanding of how things function on a personal level. At the same time she allows room for different perspectives. To achieve this she uses information on the Internet about all ages, cultures and places as a kind of personal archive. She selects, styles, and abstracts found images, whereby they lose their specific meaning and context. The design is guided by decisions taken in the process of making. The simplicity of a piece of wood as material and a knife as an implement ensure her independence from technology in the working process. Opposite worlds complement one another and new connections surface in her works, in particular the necklaces that lend themselves to various ‘readings’.