Xiaotong Guo

Artist Statement

Since I was a child, I have been told to pursue perfection, as if the pursuit of perfection is lifelong. Perfection is commonly equated with beauty. I have always felt that there is an invisible standard pushing me towards perfection. I have often wondered, what is perfect? Is imperfection a failure? I look for answers in nature and have discovered so many imperfections. Those imperfections are eye catchy and beautiful. Imperfections occur all over the world, bringing individuality, diversity, and beauty to objects. Finding beauty in these imperfections has become an interesting process that I enjoy exploring.

 

I look for the imperfect things that are abandoned in nature. I incorporate these natural imperfections into my works, elevating their beauty in the form of jewelry. Jewelry as a medium, is the perfect collision of beauty combined with imperfections, symbolizing my connection with nature. Perfect imperfections exist naturally… in nature and all of humanity

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About Xiaotong Guo

I was born in a small city in eastern China, it wasn't until I came to Savannah College of Art and Design that I embarked on my jewelry journey. Currently, I am completing my master's degree in jewelry. I chose this path because I realized that jewelry is a language for me, an interesting, multi-layered, unrestricted, and borderless language. It became my way to share. The more I take in, the more I want to express and “speak” to others through my language, jewelry.

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