Contemporary jewellery, fashion and accessories need the body to be fully
understood. A disembodied brooch on a white plinth can be …well,
what is it exactly ...a small sculpture, objets d'art, or the dreaded
‘wearable art’? It is only when you pin that brooch to your natty
jacket, does it definitively communicate, “I’m jewellery, just wear me!”
thus all ambiguity disappears. It is the body that mediates the full experience.