Redefining what it means to be a woman of style, Wynn Wynn Ong’s retrospective exhibition showcase the creative journey of a jewelry designer, Burmese by birth but Filipino at heart.
Her career as a jeweler began in 2001, when she designed pieces for herself that she could not find elsewhere. She didn’t have any formal training. But that did not hinder her success.
Meticulous attention to detail and age-old techniques, such as casting using the lost wax method, ensure the individuality of her jewelry. In fact, she never repeats designs and limits the number of pieces she produces each year.
Her works reflect her family’s roots in Burma, a childhood in Vienna, summer trips around the globe, and her present life in Manila.
She incorporates her interest in environmental sustainability by using local wood and recycled materials, transforming monkeys, geckos, carabaos, birds, and other Philippine flora and fauna created from precious stones and metals into pendants, necklaces, the handles of cabinets and minaudieres.
Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries will be on view from March 8 to June 15, 2017 at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.