Its due no doubt to the brave approach Heerkens takes towards her work. Only in the very last moment of her creative process does she decide exactly which type of jewelry she is making. Will it be a necklace, a bracelet, a brooch? Whatever the outcome, My first concern is shape, says Heerkens. I use my own shapes instead of existing ones to create a personal visual language.

'The shape shifter'
by Caroline van Hoek,
Surface Magazine Sept/Oct issue 2011

FOREST

INEKE HEERKENS

DANCING BAGS

WHIRLING LEAVE

LAND OF GREEN

SPRING FOLIAGE

SCHOMMELVINGERS

GRIJPENDE HANDELING

SHIFTING MASS BOOK