Floralia

Floralia

Nov
07

  Giorgio Vigna Floralia, 2019 18kt yellow gold earrings with pearls 10.5 cm long Edition of 10 + 3AP Signed and numbered  

Vane necklaces

Nov
07

John Moore Vane Collection, 2018 Alu discs, brass, silicone, silver and magnets thin necklace 140 x 1.5 cm Colour options: red & black, yellow & black or blue & green Edition of 20 per colour The Vane collection takes its name and inspiration from the soft part of a blue and yellow parrot feather that John had in his studio. As he turned it slowly in his fingers he noticed how the colours appeared to change. He was mesmerised. It was a simple, optical effect caused by the colouration and structure of the fibres, which he then celebrated with this collection.  

Pommes de Jong

Nov
07

Jacqueline de Jong Pommes de Jong, 2016 Shrunk potato, sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated pendant 13.5 cm Unique Ref. P1   Pommes de Jong is an ongoing project that came to life in 2007 in Bouan (Bourbonnais, France) where in the mid 1990’s de Jong and her husband decided to buy a house. She created a vegetable garden and they planted potatoes in memory of the lack of food during the war. De Jong stored the potatoes in a 13th Century cellar and suddenly realized that she was fascinated by the huge amount of sprouts that were growing from the shrunk tubers. When de Jong was asked by a jewellery collector to make a jewel for her, she thought that she might do something with these shrunk potatoes and their sprouts that were getting longer and longer. Pommes de Jong were inspired by the idea of transforming a humble object into a precious one. In the realization of the wearable art, the potatoes and their sprouts are dried slowly by the artist over a period of two years and are submerged in a bath of platinum or gold becoming exclusive pieces of wearable art.

A selection of rings as sculptures and as wearable sculptures

Nov
07

        Ania Guillaume one of a kind rings inspired by nature      

1 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2.014

Nov
03

David Rodríguez Caballero 1 de Noviembre de 2.014, 2014 18kt rose gold ring 4.36 x 4.5 x 1.98 cm; 75.40 grams unique and signed   David Rodríguez Caballero is renowned for his geometrically reduced forms, which have been translated into a new formal vocabulary linked to Minimalism. The themes explored in his wearable art, like his sculptures, recall the Constructivism which has been subject to a sense of lyricism and softness that originates from painting. Geometric abstraction is one of the most important paths of modern painting and sculpture – it is also significant to contemporary music with its streaked structures and colourful overtones. In his wearable art, David Rodriguez Caballero brings his aesthetic obsessions to the third dimension, exploring materials, and the relationship between meaning and object, support and form, dream and paranoia. Caballero manipulates light through his bending and folding of material.

Titanium Earrings ‘Azur’

Oct
18

  Ania Guillaume Titanium Earrings ‘Azur’, 2019 Titanium 9 x 9.3; 8.6 x 8.3 cm circa Edition of 8, signed     As part of her Butterfly Wings series, Azur is an exemplary piece of Guillaume’s examination of elements of the natural environment, translated into wearable art. In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an intricate dialogue between the wearer and nature. Known for their fragility, the delicate attributes of butterfly wings are juxtaposed in its materiality. Casted from delicate carvings into thin wax, the titanium wearable pieces of earrings and necklaces still play with our perception to materiality, as the incredibly lightweight jewellery pieces gleam in their chromatic spectrums. Feminine and beautiful, these reflections of elements of nature become an elegant statement piece to our everyday fashion.    

Lupe Romane

Oct
18

Paolo Canevari Lupe Romane, 2019 micro-mosaic and 9kt rose gold cufflinks 2.5 x 1.9 cm unique and signed   With his Wearable Art projects, Canevari delves into his ideas of drawing, painting, or sculpting iconography and recognisable imagery into another dimension: into something we can wear. Lupe Romane incorporated the ancient Roman micro-mosaic techniques, and features the She-Wolf, a significant symbol of Rome, celebrated for her nurturing and protective powers.  ‘I believe that the most important inspiration for an artist’s work is people’s way of thinking. Spirituality, as part of the human condition, brings with it a presence, a meaning, a symbol, a soul. I utilise icons in my work as a way of connecting with this fundamental truth. A tire, a skull or a bomb are recognisable images and part of our universal knowledge, just as much as a sacred image, or an image of a dog. What I do is use these icons in a new context, or structure, that places their meaning in jeopardy.’ – Paolo Canevari  

Nidi (Nests) Ring

Oct
15

Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2019 18kt gold threads with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds ring 4.2 x 4.2 cm unique and signed   With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, Sissi brings forth new ways to interpret wearable art, as the pieces transform into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. For her wearable art pieces, Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body. The artist’s creations are hand-made and embellished, yet delicate like her sculptures. Carefully interwoven and welded with gold and silver threads, decorated with precious gemstones, Sissi’s contemplative process re-imagines a sculptural piece of art to work in tandem with the single wearer. It was pivotal to Sissi to be personally involved with the production of her wearable art pieces. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provide a safe place. Nests can be displayed as a sculpture when taken off, and becomes a sculptural work of wearable art that unites with the individual when worn.  

Infinity Spirals

Sep
27

Ute Decker Infinity Spirals, 2020 18kt Fairtrade Gold ear sculptures, satin texture 4.4 x 4.2 x 1.5 cm Unique within a series of 6 Signed – UK Hallmark with artist initials UD, 2020 “I am often drawn to the dynamic form of the spiral. powerfully explored from african tribal arts, the celts, the incas to man ray and calder; this archaic form is a rich symbol of our common humanity across the ages, across continents and cultures”. Ute Decker  

Pommes de Jong

Sep
16

  Jacqueline De Jong Pommes de Jong, 2017 Shrunk potato 18kt yellow gold plated cufflinks 2.8 x 1.5; 1.8 x 1.4 cm Unique ref. C5 Pommes de Jong is an ongoing project that came to life in 2007 in Bouan (Bourbonnais, France) where in the mid 1990’s de Jong and her husband decided to buy a house. She created a vegetable garden and they planted potatoes in memory of the lack of food during the war. De Jong stored the potatoes in a 13th Century cellar and suddenly realized that she was fascinated by the huge amount of sprouts that were growing from the shrunk tubers. When de Jong was asked by a jewellery collector to make a jewel for her, she thought that she might do something with these shrunk potatoes and their sprouts that were getting longer and longer. Pommes de Jong were inspired by the idea of transforming a humble object into a precious one. In the realization of the wearable art, the potatoes and their sprouts are dried slowly by the artist over a period of two years and are submerged in a bath of platinum or gold becoming exclusive pieces of wearable art.