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Crystals in Blood - Differences Unite Us


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Materials: Glass, silver, stainless steel, hematite/calcite
Dimensions: 160 x 150 x 35 mm

Chemical substances create individual abstract images and crystals in veins

Photo credit: Martin T?ma

Martina Mináriková
Czech Republic

The topics which I was interrested in my last projects were cosmic space, human body and human being. The projects were also documented by catalogues (Cosmic game, Creation and Fluidum). I cooperated with scientists and exhibited their scientific photographs or texts regarding the themes together with my jewelry.

The jewelry pieces, which i offer for this online exhibition, represent blood and various processes which blood comes to interaction with - electric charge in oxygen helps every individual mind to exist, crystallizing substances create abstract images in vains… Blood is a medium, which stands behind and allows those differences


Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.