Boky has participated in Tincal Lab challenge 2015 'Jewelry and Architecture' organised by Tincal Lab. For this challenge, Boky was inspired by the key points which architects consider when they are planning for a building. It is particularly focused on the concepts of ‘angle’ and ‘symmetry’. With the Let It Turn series, the wearer can turn the ring around on the finger, to have it shown in certain angles, leading to different appearances. Similarly, the Symmeklace has two ways to be worn, either putting the two pendants to the front and back, or alternately side to side on the shoulders. These structural and playful characteristics are what Boky wants her jewellery to contain.
Opening: 14th November at Tincal lab.
On display until 31st December 2015.
Venue: Rua de Cedofeita, 27, 2º floor front, Porto, Portugal
You can find more information here and purchase the item here.
Let It Turn I, II
Let It Turn I
Let It Turn I
Let It Turn II
DH Collection, 2013-Present
Yellow/Rose/White gold plated silver
Boky Lee designs wearable, classy and witty jewellery. She is mostly inspired by structural shapes and architecture. Her enchanting 'DH Collection' is influenced by 'Dancheong', which is a Korean traditional decorative pattern used to cover wooden buildings. In this collection Boky has created new patterns using her view on aesthetics in jewellery.
Twig twig, 2014
Gold plated brass
Human is Homo Ludens.
Thus, they dream of escaping their daily routine through play, considering play as a means to express themselves.
While you are having fun, you are expressing a hidden side of your personality.
Hunting and fishing in the Bronze Age are known as the origin of modern play, and play itself has evolved in various forms in the modern period.
With the advancement of modern civilization and science technology, play has evolved in many different ways.
My project began from three major elements: the bracket system, which is a major part of traditional Korean buildings that brings up the image of rides at the amusement park; the amusement park, which is a place to play for today's generation; and hunting and fishing in the Bronze Age, which can be considered as the origin of play.
The bracket system is an important element that supports the rook of Asian buildings. When observing the structure of the bracket system, it brings up the image of Lego blocks. Each piece comes together and forms a particular structure, and this is the motif of this project.
The project consists of making rings, bracelet and traditional ornamental hair accessory by dismantling and assembling units of various sizes like the structure of the bracket system. On the other hand, I connected these units so that I can bring up the image of a seesaw in a playground. The first part focused on the basic structure, where I wanted to create a modern atmosphere by adding popish modern colors onto the traditional shape of the basic structure, acrylic, and the overall balance of the trees. The second part focused more on the concept of play. The hairpin is made in the structure of a seesaw, whereas the ring is made in the structure of a castle in fairy tales, and the bracelet in the form of traditional Korean kite.
Fishing tackle, 2012
Gold plated brass, wood
40mm x 90mm
These earrings are designed with regular lines of wood and metal, and its motif based on imagination came from a net which was used for fishing in the Bronze Age.
A fishing net, 2012
Gold plated silver, wood
A fishing net
A quaint weapon, 2010
Silver + Cooper, Gold plated silver
12mm x 180mm x 30mm
The design of this necklace is inspired from a knife used for hunting in the Bronze Age. The metal plate is produced by using Mokume-gane technique, 4 pieces on this necklace represents the spoils of the chase.
Gold plated brass
90mm x 95mm x 35mm
Brass plates inscribed with Dancheong pattern are repetitively assembled with its purpose of expressing it as an interesting play.
A seesaw, 2012
Gold plated brass, Dyed wood(pine tree)
320mm x 110mm x 100mm
Inspired by a seesaw in a playground, the structure is reassembled with pieces in the same way of creating a structure of the ring.
The structure of this ring took its inspiration from the appearance of Gongpo, one of the Korean traditional architectural methods.
Thus, the material of this ring is also dyed wood of pine tree, which is the same wooden material for making Gongpo.
After making, each different length and size of pieces covered with metal cap at the edge for higher quality, the structure is rearranged to have a similar look of Gongpo.
Chosun(조선, 朝鮮) Dominos, 2010
Sterling silver, Dyed wood, Dyed acrylic, Leather
Ring 62mm x 82mm x 48mm
Necklace 62mm x 82mm x 30mm
Like assembling blocks, these ring and necklace are made by wood and pieces of dyed acrylic that deconstruct the structure of Gongpo and then restructured into a form of ring and necklace.
A big ruff, 2012
Gold plated brass, Antique plated copper, Pearl
190mm x 80mm
This necklace, inspired by the structure of a big wheel, is composed of 3 different kinds of pieces in a regular and repetitive setting on an antique plated-metal frame.
A big ruff
A running wheel, 2012
Gold plated brass, White plated brass, Brass
60mm x 28mm x 87mm
This rotatable ring(video) is designed which is inspired by each capsule of a big wheel. There is a twisted brass piece inside with its purpose to express a crowded people that can be only seen through holes from the side.
A running wheel
Moving capsules, 2010
Sterling silver, Brass, Pearl
80mm x 80mm x 35mm
Each 7 capsules are tied by a long brass string. Like the ring, each unit is rotatable.