Royal College of Art, London
Qiang Li is studying Jewelry & Metal in Royal College of Art, London. She is exploring the connection between art and design, form and function. Her jewelry work is a mean of communication in which new concepts relating to body, and decoration can be presented as utility. She broke the notion of traditional silversmith and experimented with form and materials. Industrial and architecture design have also left traces in her work. Is jewelry precious because of material or material precious because of jewelry? “Wearable”, “rhythm” and “transformation” help her to find the answer through the pieces.
Qiang believes that time, space and life must have some samsara. This series of work is inspired by a book “Time reborn” written by Lee Smolin. It says that “Time is not an illusion: it is the best clue we have to fundamental reality.” She believes that the visible universe is really infinite, then there will be numerous similar existence and actions like ours repeated infinite times. Life starts again in that way.
She tries to explore the rebirth of time and life with the evolution of space. She used the elements of “Dynamic triangulation network” in physics—the triangular surfaces, to construct repetitive space and time fragments. And also she choses fold paper as the materials to express the “rebirth and recycle “ of time and life. Time is the moment of infinite existence behind the materialized clock, and life is reborn in these moments, all possible events will inevitably occur.