About Gerda Goosen
I live in Cape Town, at the southern tip of Africa. I’m attracted to the richness and exuberance of traditional tribal African jewellery, which I translate into my own visual language. I have a visceral reaction to some of these tribal forms and they provide me with endless inspiration.
I’m also inspired by the timeless design philosophy of people like Massimo Vignelli and I’m attracted to minimalism in all its forms.
The passage of time and the imperfection that it brings represent a form of beauty to me.