Jessica-Andrea Segers is a 21-year-old jewellery designer and maker, studying jewellery at Sint-Lucas Antwerpen. Her work focuses mainly on anthropological,historical and sociological subjects, often combined with personal experiences.


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She makes visual references to her Filipino roots, whilst paying extra attention tomaterial usage and its tactility. Themes are often linked to memory, melancholy,fragility and consolation.


Some animals mimic themselves as a form of protection. Many insects, forexample, have large eyespots on their backs. These eyespots confuse predatorsinto thinking that their prey is watching them. Most predators avoid attacking animals that are watching them, so the insects remain safe from predators. Whilst suffering from social anxieties, what can we do to protect ourselves fromthe gaze of others? We watch our backs, and force viewers into introspection.