- Teresa milheiro
My work is usually inspired by my surroundings. Society, social values, politics, economics, wars and environmental concerns have a direct influence on the ironic form with which I approach these themes and develop them in my pieces.
I consider my work to be intervention, normally a very strong political and social comment.
I do not always use the same method of work, I often create pieces influenced by certain objects that I encounter, but in other works I may diverge from an idea or concept to arrive at the form of a piece.
I do not like feeling trapped in rigid ways of working because that interferes with my inspiration.
A jewel to me is something that is spiritually valuable. The material value of the jewel has little meaning.
Generally when I'm creating a form I don’t worry about the target audience, I simply have an intrinsic need to express this idea.
Jewellery for me represents a form of expression like any other, but with the difference that we carry it with us.That makes interaction with other people more visible – in fact, it can sometimes demand a great deal of courage to wear some pieces.
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