Med mit smykke SWANMILL er jeg nomineret til Piece Of Denmark. Opgaven er at lave et smykke som skal være en del af en kollektion som kan udtrykke nogle værdier fra forskellige lande. Mit bud på nogle klare danske værdier kommer her: læs min historie bag SWANMILL :
“He felt the warm sun shining, and heard the lark singing, and saw that all around was beautiful spring. Then the young bird felt that his wings were strong, as he flapped them against his sides, and rose high into the air”.
The Ugly Duckling
My proposal for the Piece of Denmark competition has the title Swanmill. The famous Danish Author H.C Andersen’s Fairy-tale “The Ugly Duckling”, inspires the piece. The combination of our national bird, the swan and a wind turbine, results in a piece of jewelry that tells a story and express some true Danish values.
Denmark has always been known for the fairy-tales of H.C Andersen, but in the past 10 to 15 years, Denmark that has been put on the world map, and branded as a leading nation for producing and using renewable energy sources.
Together the turbine and swan-wings symbolize Denmark in a symbiosis of culture and sustainability. The swan, and the fairy-tales are symbols of something old, sensitive and beautiful, and the turbine, shows Denmark in a modern and strong perspective through innovative and renewable development, not only for Denmark, but also the rest of the world.
As the swan in the ‘ugly duckling’ did, Denmark also rose high into the air – I have, with my Piece of Denmark, designed and shown this.