Østerlars

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve spend my summer holidays in the beautiful island of Bornholm; a magical place where the sea is very blue, the smoke houses can make silver into gold and the churches are round. I never really noticed the details of the round church of Østerlars as it has just become an iconic image of tourism in Bornholm. But after digging into it and working with the model here, I’ve been intrigued by the interaction between the strict geometrical shapes and the randomness of the supporting pillars.
When the pendant is worn, it looks more like a rocket than a round church, but who knows, maybe rockets will be the next icon for Bornholm.
‘Østerlars’, Sterling silver, Kr. 1200.-, Photo: Camilla Hey