Bic Tieu’s work draws on traditional and contemporary crafts methods, technology and design methods, inspired by her Asian cultural lineage to investigate themes of personal cross-cultural narratives. Specialising in metal technologies, manufacturing, jewellery illustrating and traditional Vietnamese and Japanese lacquer, her practice often utilises a synthesis of these materials with design strategies to create new perspectives on contemporary object making and meanings. Recent projects have used cartographic ways to illustrate floral graphic language to construct explorations on cultural identity in the form of wearables and objects designated between the hand and body.

In-between #1, 2022
Sterling silver

Image top: Bic Tieu, In-between #1, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of the artist