Jokum Lind Jensen

Interpreting the past.

Working with contemporary interpretations of Scandinavian 17th century decorative metalwork in relation to historical buildings.

My main goal is to create a set of artistic/design tools to work with in relation to interpretations of traditional decorative forged ironwork of the first part of the 17th century, but which should be generally applicable in the work with any period providing one has the in depth historical knowledge. Furthermore I want to develop a process within which I can put up some guidelines for myself in the artistic work. On the basis of this I then want to create a series of physical pieces of personal interpretations of historical forged decorative ironwork to use as examples for my arguments and for promotional purposes.

Relevant questions for this process could be:

Is it possible within the current practice of restoration of historical buildings and sites to introduce contemporary interpretations of decorative metalwork? Is anyone else within my field doing it? And if yes, can I learn anything from them?

How can I define the artistic challenge within the described areas? And how do I create a balance between my artistic ego and the integrity of the given historic building/site?

How do I develop a set of methods for working as an artist within a historical reference frame and setting?


The Collaboration

This webpage is the result of collaboration between two leading international university programs in metal art. A selection of the best BfA and MfA exam work will be presented every year.

HCA Hereford

Delyth Done
Hereford College of Arts
College Road Campus
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HDK Valand

Professor Heiner Zimmermann
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
666 95 Dals Långed
+46 768898186

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