Noor Fares X Flavie Audi Superlunary rotating, 2018 Earrings in 18k white gold with Diamonds and Carved Natural and Synthetic Rock Crystal Unique piece Signed The SUPERLUNARY collection fuses Flavie’s exploration into the symbiosis of the synthetic and the natural with Noor’s minimal aesthetic, creating pieces that echo lunar bodies transfixed in a seemingly eternal fluidity that hover between the realm of the real and the synthesised. The fluid geometry of the pieces are created through different processes: hand carved stone requiring high levels of craftsmanship inlaid with artificial and natural gems, synthetic resin that swallows natural stones to form ethereal clouds and silver with resin moulded by a 3D printer. These materials together form an ambiguous juxtaposition through which the lines between the two are blurred. This duality invites the viewer to consider the relative merits of each material. In an era of technological innovation that has seen the creation of flawless, synthetic diamonds, undetectable by man or machine, the work questions the values and authenticity inherent within these materials.
Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2018 18kt gold earrings 9 x 7,5 cm circa Unique Nidi (Nests) is a project entirely handmade by the artist and consists of a pair of earrings and two pendants that can also be worn as brooches or displayed as sculptures. Inspired by the idea of a safe place, these wearable sculptures like the natural nests, embrace the life and the body of the wearer. The gold pendant finds protection over the heart and when worn as a brooch, finds its peace between the branches of the ribs. Manual ability is central in Sissi’s work: she delicately intertwines and welds gold and silver threads with coloured stones and twists hand painted enamelled strips to make a new skin that represent an extension between her work and her body in the space. In the artist’s practise, everything starts from a small element that grows and develops in different forms. This flow take shape from the soul of the artist and is articulated from the body with a potentially infinite form.
Ania Guillaume Butterfly Wings, 2018 titanium earrings 57 x 18 mm unique 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 elegant dialogue within the wearer and nature. The first wearable art pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating.
Carol Bove Untitled, 2016 Blackened aluminium, silver 85 mm Edition of 25 Gems and Ladders Edition With these earrings, Carol Bove recreates the four light fittings that hang outside the David H. Koch Theater in New York. The building was originally called the New York State Theater; it was built as part of New York State’s participation in the 1964–65 World’s Fair and is owned by the City of New York. The building’s architect was Philip Johnson, who united neoclassicism and modernism and was famously inspired by Mies van der Rohe. Courtesy of the Artist and Gems and Ladders
Francesco Arena Head Between Hand 2018 18kt yellow gold earrings edition of 10 signed and numbered Head between Hand is the first wearable art project created by Francesco Arena. The two earrings are cast of the artist’s thumb and little finger. A new born baby typically expands his hand with the aim to grab anything that surrounds him. This gesture symbolises his will to live and experience what is around him. This gesture has not changed for the artist, not even in his adult age, as he keeps on opening his hand to grasp what he wants and what he needs. Thumb and little finger get apart from each other to greet or to intimidate, to touch or to grab. The two artist’s fingers will hold the wearer’s head who will keep on bringing the artist’s hand around to experience anything the wearer lives.
Ania Guillaume Ginkgo 2018 titanium earrings hand finished and signed unique 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 elegant dialogue within the wearer and nature. The first wearable art pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating.