Jewellery objects have a rich history in terms of material and social significance that are intrinsically linked to perceptions of preciousness, value and emotional attachments. It therefore felt appropriate to use this medium as a device for engaging audiences in a commentary about the materials used in mobile phone technology.
Jewellery designer Maria Hanson reclaims, de-constructs, transforms and relocates both material knowledge and fragments from mobile phones into thought provoking jewellery pieces; highlighting how precious or rare the minerals used are. These images show the creative work in progress alongside final jewellery objects. They highlight the way selected fragments are reworked and relocated; transforming the discarded into something precious and jewel-like.