Liaung Chung Yen
Reflections from a Lakeshore - Cuff
Medium/Materials: 22k gold, 18k gold, sterling silver, cognac diamonds, phantom quartz
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.25 x 2.5 inches
My work is an exploration of sculpture form in jewelry by using geometric shapes and architectural structures. By arranging the similar forms in repetition, I try to create the sense of rhythm in space. The wire forms and structures are hand fabricated and require countless solder points, creating strength, durability as well as the sense of delicacy in my jewelry. The inspiration comes from the structure of nature, plants, rock and minerals, landscape, and architecture. The materials that I used are mostly 18k gold, sterling silver and precious stones. The techniques include fabrication, forming, fusing, soldering and stone setting
Liaung Chung Yen was born and raised in Taiwan and his jewelry and artistic aesthetic is influenced by both Chinese culture and art. As is traditional in Chinese painting, Yen sees his work as an expression of the mind documenting the time and emotion in which he lives.
Liaung Chung Yen is the recipient of numerous awards including MJSA Vision Awards, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and NICHE Award, etc. He features in numerous publications including Metalsmith magazine Exhibition in Print 2007, the Larks Book’s 500 series, Art Jewelry Today 2, etc. His work is selected in several prestige shows such as Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, Smithsonian Craft Show and Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA), Chicago. His work is the teaching collection of Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon and the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture in Norway.