Cecilia Ahlin “Closed Borders”

Cecilia Ahlin “Closed Borders”
Progression: BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins, London, England
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London, England
Materials: Concrete, resin, and silver
“The work I do is mostly about the message behind my pieces and how I can help raise
awareness for different human health issues… My piece weighs 14 kilos and is
almost entirely made of concrete. The weight symbolizes the level of difficulty these women
are facing so if you wear the piece you will feel the extra burden they carry. I want people to
be educated about their situation so I embedded a silver strip with some key facts. With this
piece I hope to encourage people to be willing to take more refugees into their own countries.”