Hanna Hedman (b. 1980, Stockholm) walks a fine line between imagination and reality, art and function. She describes her artistic practice as a dialogue between past, present and parallel worlds. Hedman’s art is exhibited around the globe; her intention is to provoke, as well as to provide solace and a sense of escape. Rather more like pieces of armour than accessories, Hedman’s jewellery occupies the dark space between the literal and the figurative, offering the wearer an entrance into an alternate universe. Elaborate techniques combined with intricate craftwork and countless hours of work are encapsulated in her objects, thus making them »products of time« and imbuing them with a special energy and power. Hedman has completed nine years of art studies in the US, New Zealand, and Sweden.