Precious Sayings – contemporary jewelry artists interpret sayings, Hankin Gallery, Hulon.
Like a jewel that marks social status, the use of different sayings functions to remind us of social truths, norms, and codes. They shape our cultural and social identity by reflecting the accumulated life experience of communities and ethnic groups.
Sayings are used as a popular rhetorical ready-made, recruited to validate statements of various kinds as well as concise representation of social concepts common in the group.
Sayings serve to convey statements of powerful intuitive conviction that tap on our cultural wisdom.
As such, they alleviate the burden of proof from the speaker.
In the exhibition “Precious Sayings”, the works relate directly to various Sayings.
Some sayings are in constant usage and some arrive from foreign lands. Each piece connected to a personal story.
The saying, as a verbal stimulant, serves as the starting point to the creative journey of the artist.