Models of Contemplation
Rather than presenting finish works, this group of objects highlights the process behind them. The objects represent different ways thoughts are materialised and become tangible.
Some of them were made while not thinking about anything in particular but they did follow a certain framework, such as making lines that become circles connecting to each other or sculpting a single loop with no beginning or ending. Some were made while not knowing what to do but the process of shaping something in the hands allowed time for new ideas to emerge.
Noon Passama is a Bangkok-born jeweller. She moved to the Netherlands where she studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Since her graduation in 2010, Passama’s work has been exhibited in various renowned institutions and platforms, such as The Design Museum in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Design Miami.
She works across different genres of jewellery and collaborates between diverse artistic fields. Passama’s main interest is based on jewellery typologies in connection to broader subjects, for example, identity and language.