Liesbet Bussche



Liesbet Bussche (Antwerp, 1980) examines the significance of jewellery as a cultural and social phenomenon, being the oldest known symbolic expression of mankind.

Her research begins where jewellery appears, both in more obvious places like the gallery or the diamond industry as in more unexpected encounters in a city or on the Internet. Her practice involves two- and three-dimensional work in which she transforms her collected images by means of archetypes. The work that makes people wonder about their familiar surroundings is placed in various contexts ranging from the personal space to the public domain to reveal the status, wealth, beauty and identity of jewellery and its wearers.