Christine Jalio is an internationally acclaimed contemporary jewelry artist based in Lapua, Finland. She has exhibited her work in top galleries and craft fairs across Europe. In 2015 she was awarded second place in Enjoya't Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Selections from her evocative body of work entitled Past, Loss, Future will be on view at Melle Finelli Studio from December 1, 2016 through January 7, 2017. An opening reception will be held December 8th from 5-9pm at in the courtyard at 46 Waltham Street in Boston's South End.
In Jalio's own words:
"I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche, intrigued by the past, old age and loss. I get excited by old and worn elements, roughness and decay. My jewellery tells stories of aging and personal loss, stories of the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of it. My work method is searching and questioning, my starting point always an emotion. I have great respect for good finishing, craftsmanship and skill. With my work I hope to evoke emotions in other people, move something inside of them. For me contemporary jewellery is a rebellious art with no actual rules or true limits."