Rongorongo (ring)

Rongorongo (ring)

Sep
13

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, 2019 Silver with bespoke coloured enamel (red, white, black and blue) ring 1,5 cm height or variable dimensions unique and signe Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors: “The modern human is unable to recover the vision of the world held by our ancient ancestors, a vision which I believe still lives within us. We can only access it is through symbols which represent a story, a colour, a number, or a star… To make a sign vibrate as a symbol our interpretative intent must be to achieve that freedom one feels after making a void. This void gives the symbol some space to activate within us, just like sound vibrations in a sound box. A soundbox cannot produce any vibrations if it is full or if it is completely closed. The sign then becomes a bridge between two worlds, where the subtle […]

Rose

Mar
18

Ute Decker Rose, 2017 18kt Fairtrade Gold ring 4 x 3.5 cm Unique within a series Signed – UK Hallmark with artist initials UD, 2017   As natural roses curl and blossom, gently extending their petals out into the world, Rose captures that momentary movement of expansion and beauty in an eternal golden ring. It’s intricate, tightly curled extension into the spaces around the hand echoes that delicate beauty. From a finger-sized loop, Decker continues to curl the metal in a looser arc, then vertically arches the gold, as if encapsulating the finger. Part of Decker’s ongoing series, The Curling Crest of a Wave, the first edition of Rose now sits in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Rose is equally dynamic in its materiality as it is for its wearability. This ring has been doubled as a pendant hanging from a golden torque also made from Decker, which re-transforms this statement piece amongst collectors.

Two Unicorns Facing Opposite Directions

Mar
18

  Ute Decker Two Unicorns Facing Opposite Directions, 2018 Fairtrade gold ring limited edition 6 signed   A whimsical story of two mythical creatures, this ring demonstrates Decker’s attention to the curls and shape, the spiral pattern reminiscent of unicorn horns. Depicted through a single strand of gold, this ring plays with the dynamism of wearable sculptures as the ring can be worn facing any direction.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 Silver Ring 2.5 x 2.5 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 Silver Ring 3.5 x 2.5 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 Silver Ring 4.6 x 2.4 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 Silver Ring 3.5 x 2.5 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 Silver Ring 4 x 3.5 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets (Lizard), 2019 Silver Ring 4 x 2.5 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets (Snake), 2019 Silver Ring 4.5 x 3 cm One of 10 designs from a series of 100   The instincts from our childhood to play and fiddle with the wrapper after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets.  Often, the artists engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims which subverts our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping thrusts Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating this nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each wearable piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. Pieces from Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique textures of the aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we find what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.