Animalia brooch was created in 2020 with the collection Terra Incognita – Solar.
Terra Incognita – Solar collection of 9 spherical, round cabochon formed brooches made of recycled wood and titanium with additional stones. The form and the shape of the pieces remind of a Coronaviridae, spherical particles reminiscent an image of the solar corona. A shape, found everywhere in nature, locked in our subconscious. Twisted and organic shapes are inspired by marine life forms like medusae and anemones. The opulence of color combinations, stories and myths, paired with material characteristic of titanium and wood, result in fantasy creations which approach real sea animals in different ways. Contrast and contradiction becomes sharper by using divergent materials side by side. For me it is important to feel the material, its smooth or rough surface, its natural softness or its temperature. I try to involve as many senses as possible to create a vivid and strong jewellery piece. I’ve abstracted the body into a construction and deconstruction of materials, and gave it a new form powered by colours.
In the Animalia brooch is a contrast between material – wood, stone, titanium and colour – violet and green. There is a hidden amethyst at the back of the piece