Lena is a Toronto-based artist and choreographer, and a 2019 graduate from the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College. Her previous studies in fine art and environmental studies at the University of Toronto greatly inform her current work as a metalsmith, incorporating patterns and motifs from previous 2D explorations. With a lifetime of experience as a modern dancer, Lena also seeks to express movement and costume in her designs. It is her intention to establish a sustainable studio practice that is consistent with her background in environmental studies.
Technofuture is Lena’s most recent body of work, completed as a thesis project during her final year of study at George Brown College, drawing influence from avant-garde fashion and science fiction art. The wearer is the citizen of an alternative world, reflecting a relationship between progress, imagination, and the body. While the future of adornment remains a mystery, it is imagined here as both provocative and delightful, each piece containing references to planetary orbits, satellites or computer circuitry. It is Lena’s intention to use Technofuture as a springboard for upcoming work, while she continues to explore the unique possibilities that exist within contemporary art jewellery.