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Sofia Melikova

  • Faculty of Design
  • Jewellery and Blacksmithing
  • BA
  • The answer
  • Tutor: Piret Hirv, Eve Margus-Villems
  • Brooch / Graved glass, silver 925
  • 47 mm x 47 mm x 10 mm

   We usually do not start learning about history from the history of our family, although the answers to our questions may lie in the stories of our ancestors. Researching and making sense of one’s family stories for one’s own generation is the central idea of this work. The story of a brooch told through connections that have come to light in the study of family history.

      The stories of my grandfather, the stories of my grandmother, all this gave rise to a study that lasted for several years. It led me to work on our family values. In creating my work, I relied on the old design of this brooch, while not overloading the design and creating the lightness of a new generation. It’s not made to look like a copy, it’s made to be a sequel.

   I asked many questions about my family’s past and received few answers. These answers lie somewhere in the archives and still need a lot of attention. This veil of obscurity that I hope to remove. But it does exist and some facts will never be found out. Therefore, at the base of the design, I used glass, which I engraved to the shape I needed as if answering my questions, leaving the glass matte, realizing that I would never get an answer to something.

Photo: Dana Loren Vares
Modell: Sofia Melikova
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Original brooch from grand-grandmother