About tai-yi lin 林太乙
In Taiwan, at the age of 20, the loss of my grandmother and a V-shape pendant my grandmother gave me, started my journey in the jewelry industry. Inspired by the beauty of texture and organic shape in the natural world, I , who is obsessed with rocks, minerals, and fossils, combines those elements with my literature background, creating sculptural pieces featuring in fantastical, poetic, playful, and narrative aesthetics. All my pieces can stand alone as art, in addition, they can be worn or used. I creates work that speaks for myself and makes a connection with the wearers and viewers simultaneously.
The T.Y in the T.Y Studio logo stands for Tai-Yi, the initial of the jewelry artist and designer. The idea of Nepenthes which is also known as the carnivorous pitcher plant, is chosen as the logo and it comes from a fictional medicine for sorrow described in Homer’s Odyssey. The feature of the deep prey-trapping cavity on pitcher plants represents the happiness collector as the core value.
Then Helen, daughter of Zeus, took other counsel.
Straightway she cast into the wine of which they were drinking a drug
to quiet all pain and strife, and bring forgetfulness of every ill.
—Odyssey, Book 4, v. 219–221