My work is tinged with nostalgia and melancholy: it delves into nuances of the everyday, resulting in reflections that I hope are conceptually engaging and beautiful.
"I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no melancholy." — Charles Baudelaire.
There is a sense of calm and sophistication in Sim's work; the delicacy of the forms and the attention to detail created in her signature silver and black colour scheme. Since 2013, Sim has expanded her object-based practice to include photography, which she gathers and archives into monochromatic collections of ordinary moments captured each day. These are carefully cropped, curated and archived, forming a rich source of research material to inform the development and creation of contemporary jewellery objects inspired by ubiquitous imagery. Sim currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia as a contemporary jeweller, craftsperson and artist while also working as the Gallery Manager & Curator at Arts Project Australia.Sim has over 15 years experience as a maker, and finds her inspiration in nature and objects located in the everyday.