earrings are conversation pieces|
Jewellery maker Ineke Heerkens spends a 3 month residency at sundaymorning@ekwc, international ceramic work centre in Den Bosch and explores the possibilities of clay and movement.
'Very often I am wearing a pair of Ineke Heerken’s earrings called WINDLAND.
They jitter around my jawline as I ride my bike, dance when I walk, nod and underline my points when I talk. They are two, slightly different, oval organic shapes in subtle shades of green and yellow colours and made from an intriguing material; visually reminiscent of buds about to burst into blossom, but artificial - yet sensual - to the touch.
They put me in a good mood whenever I wear them, because they remind me so much of spring, growth, nature. I am aware of some side effects, too. They are conversation pieces, inciting strangers to comments. Much more than mere jewellery, in the sense of adornment of a person, they are the starting point of questions: who made them and why and where did you meet the artist?'...
essay for publication shifting mass, summer 2013