Jewelry designed by Ute Eitzenhofer is intrinsically complex and contradictory. Her designs range from playful, sensual, reassuring, to dark, angry, provocative and brutal. Intrinsic beauty and its value to society is a recurring theme of her work. The jewelry she creates is autonomous, it makes a statement; created not for an abstract display case, these are strong artifacts that become complete, that find some meaning, only when worn on the body. The narrative Eitzenhofer strives for is one of social criticism, her designs are perceived as opulent yet reflect a certain image or concept inherent in the modern world. She has consistently challenged and explored the themes of freedom, time, sensuality and worth in her work. This volume is a collection of designs that range from her earlier creative work to the last ten years; thought-provoking, imaginative and often extreme, this is jewelry as a social statement, rather than an accessory. Contents: Cornelie Holzach - A Walk; Wilhelm Lindemann- A Summon to Think for Yourself; Marjan Unger- Elegant but also Malicious. Text in English and German.