Don't get me wrong - I think that life is heart-stoppingly beautiful. It is wholly imperfect though with its messes and chaos, further riddled with flaws and foul-ups. As such, sometimes I get that odd feeling that events, like weddings, that run without a single glitch feel somewhat artificial in its perfection.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Life - Imperfect beauty
I've already written about Europe being one of my main design inspirations. The other is a little less concrete; rather, it has its roots in the belief that life isn't perfect and we shouldn't always put this overwhelming pressure on ourselves to strive for it.
I've tried to capture this abstract belief of embracing life in all its chaos and imperfections in my designs. There is a deliberate asymmetry in almost every single design and the precious metals are textured - scratched and hammered, a deliberate move away from the high-polish of the jewellery of the 90s. Even the stones aren't always perfect; black dendrites, inclusions, cracks - I love them all.