Jewellery is Life highlights the ways we use jewellery to mark occasions and events, significant or the everyday. Through jewellery, issues of value, communication, personal and collective histories are explored. The work reflects the importance of owning, giving and wearing jewellery throughout our lives.
This includes Meanings and Attachments , an ongoing event held in different countries creating a written and photographic record of people's personal connections to the jewellery that they wear.
'In John Brahm's 1946 film The Locket , Nancy suffers emotional trauma from a childhood incident in which she was accused of stealing a friend's locket. As she slowly goes mad, she destroys the men who love her. My own attachment to jewellery is very strong, but I hope with not such devastating consequences'.
Mah Rana lives and works in London.