Jacqueline de Jong
Pommes de Jong, 2016
Shrunk potato, sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated ring
3.8 cm tall
The Pommes de Jong series was born in 2012 from Jaqueline de Jong’s need for self-expression and interest in transforming a humble object into a precious one. The potatoes and their sprouts are dried slowly by the artist over a period of two years and are submerged in a bath of platinum or gold becoming unique pieces of jewellery.