Jewellery & Anatomy


This series was created for the Tincal Lab Challenge Group exhibition at Tincal lab gallery (Porto, Portugal), November 9th to December 31st 2019.

Pursuing her exploration of systems theory, Julie focused her attention on homeostasis, a state of dynamic equilibrium between interdependent elements despite external conditions, especially as maintained by physiological processes.

The cardiovascular system plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis by circulating blood which absorb, distribute, and transports substances needed to maintain balance in the human organism.

Julie evokes the essential components of the cardiovascular system in her creations as such: Heart, a brooch symbolizing the heart pumping blood through the body. Erythrocytes, earrings depicting red blood cells traveling in blood vessels. Systemic Circulation, a necklace representing the part of the cardiovascular system which carries blood to and from the heart and tissues of the body.

Systemic Circulation
Neck piece, 2019
Hand-charred wood, brass, paint, polymer resin.
Main element 160 x 70 x 23 mm, attached to 30 cm long strands.
Systemic circulation necklace 2019
Brooch, 2019
Hand-charred wood, brass, paint, stainless steel.
70 mm x 85 mm x 20 mm
Earrings, 2019
Hand-charred wood, polymer resin, sterling silver, fine silver.
90 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm