Born and based in Reykjavík, Helga Mogensen creates neckpieces of all sorts, as well as smaller-scale work such as earrings, using driftwood in combination with thread and sterling silver. Mogensen considers the thread, which creates a link between the driftwood pieces, to represent human connection. Every summer she vacations with her family at a beach in the north of Iceland, where she finds inspiration in the closeness to nature, the remote location, and the lack of electricity. Her work portrays the personal aspects of her life, mirroring actions, behavior, people, places, nature, and feelings. Mogensen also focuses on personal identity, the idea that each maker is an individual with his or her own reality to display. No two can be the same.