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Sonia Morel

Statement
Her works are featured in many publications internationally. The key word in Morel's jewellery is mobility. Indeed, of vital importance to the artist, is that a jewel evokes movement and change. The mobile elements in her pieces create a softness, interacting with the body in a playful movement. This movement contributes to creating new forms in the pieces themselves when worn. Mobility also in change: nothing must remain unaltered or static for Morel. Inflexibility and rigidity are words that she totally rejects. Her pieces are often adjustable in size. A ring changes to a smaller or larger size giving the option of modifying its properties along with the transformation our bodies go through in time. A necklace may reconfigure its length to become longer or shorter to adapt itself to the body in another form, thus evolving continuously. Her latest works include pieces made with thread, spun into mysterious web-like pendants or brooches. These almost express the desire to take us within the piece, in a realm of the unknown, with the purpose of discovering its core.

C.V.
Sonia Morel was born in Switzerland in 1968. In 1991 she graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Appliqués de Genève, jewellery and objects section, under Esther Brinkmann. She has since 2004 been Lecturing there. Her works are present in public collections such as the Fonds de Décoration, Geneva; Musée de l'Horologerie, Geneva; Mudac, Lausanne. She has taken part in several solo and group exhibitions and events on an international level, amongst which Talente 1997, Schmuck 1998, 2000 and 2003, as well as SOFA and Collect in 2004. Morel has been awarded several prizes for her work.