WHOOSIS

 

WHOOSIS is Hua's senior thesis collection. "WHOOSIS" is defined as an object or person whose name is not known or cannot be recalled. This collection comments on how social expectations and peer pressure can force us into unnecessary self-evaluation.

 

In the collection, my jewelry deals with identity under the pressure and expectation of society. The idea originated from my own identity crisis after I moved to Canada: I realized that societal standards and expectations in China were unnatural and absurd. The conflict between identity and social standard also exists in Canada and America, although not as severely as in China. My pieces are expanding from this personal aspect to a general and broader perspective.

 

Using clean and geometrical designs in black and white throughout my pieces underlines my minimal style. I utilize a combination of hand fabrication, laser cutting, computer modeling and 3D printing.

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