The catalog for the exhibition held June 4–July 2, 2022. “I am particularly fond of photographs,” says the artist. “Sometimes they are old and show bygone places or people of times past, but quite often I use photos I took myself of trunks, flowers, lonesome lanes, or landscapes. These pictures turn into pieces of jewelry. To turn photos into jewels, the motifs are etched on small metal plates or burned on enamel. Combined with precious or not precious stones and objects, they become part of an individual composition. I never work with the intention to decorate things or to make them look prettier. I try to discover the soul of an object or the essence of a photograph and want to shape something new, beyond the visual appearance.”
Speckner has received many awards and accolades, including the prestigious Herbert Hoffmann Prize, the Prize of the State of Bavaria and commendations for the Danner Prize. Her work is in numerous international private and public collections.