“YEWN” is a play on words – it is not only Dickson’s family name, but also a homonym of “affinity” and “luck” in Chinese. Good fortune and auspicious symbolism are always central to Chinese philosophy and culture, and are represented in many different kinds of phrases, symbols and decorative art objects in China. These meaningful and powerful concepts can now be found in all of YEWN’s fine jewellery collections.|
With his distinctive aesthetic, YEWN merges the best of Modern and Imperial Chinese design in his luxurious creations. He crafts a link connecting the lost centuries between China’s glorious past and its re-emergence as a modern creative force in Oriental arts and design. In 2011, YEWN became the first contemporary Chinese luxury jewellery brand to be chosen by America s First Lady. Michelle Obama wore YEWN’s iconic Lattice Jadeite Ring when the American President hosted a dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Having been featured in 8 solo fine arts exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions worldwide, Yewn is a rather unusual multimedia artist who began his artistic journey using both the photographic arts as well as traditional painting mediums. Now, 20 years later, his journey has found new expression in the unique form of Jewelry Art . By presenting his unorthodox, jeweled, mini sculptures at contemporary art fairs around the world, Yewn opens the gates to jewelry art being recognised as a contemporary art medium, like photography has been in years past.