Maria Valdma. Memory Palace

Unlike fine art, jewellery does not have the luxury of being site-specific. Rather, it must relate to all sorts of garments, personalities and interiors. Yet, jewellery artists are still artists, and their sources of inspiration, subject matter and work process are often deeply personal. It is precisely this contradiction between personal and general that characterises Valdma’s jewellery: the desire to remember and hold close, forget and let go at the same time.