Sissi Nidi ( Nests), 2019 18kt gold thread brooch with ruby, sapphires, diamonds and emeralds 9 x 9 cm circa Unique and signed With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, the artist brings forth new ways to interpret jewellery, as the work of art then transforms into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body by having the entire project completely handmade by herself, creating an ornate ring, a pair of earrings, and brooches that re-transforms into pendants. These embellished, yet delicate pieces act like sculptural works of her own. 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 that she was personally involved with the crafting of Nests. Her hands-on experiences reflected in the handcraft deeply incorporates her conceptualisation of the delicate works of art as an extension of herself and of the wearer. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provides a safe place and is transformed into a […]
Ute Decker Calligraphy, 2020 100% recycled silver brooch 13.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm Unique, signed and titled Calligraphy is at the pinnacle of Decker’s examinations following the narrative of the singular line. Like the freehand ink that brushes along the paper, this same freedom and expressive mark-making is mirrored in the fluid curls and manipulation of the silver ribbon in this unique brooch.