Nel Linssen is an old-timer when it comes to making jewellery as well as objects from paper. For some thirty years she is constantly exploring how a different form or structure can arise out of a new way of constructing, which makes a piece even more appealing when worn and on the go. Years of interplay between head and hand, thinking and doing, has led to perfection and this makes her work extremely sensitive and humane.
“My work arises intuitively and in an empirical way. I am continually trying to discover logical constructions, inspired by rhytms and structures in the botanical world. In the development of my ideas the use of paper as a means of expressing myself was an obvious choice. As a material, it possesses a lot of qualities that come in useful to me. Moreover, the tactile qualities of paper are important in connection with wearable objects”.