Decide to combine with common black pieces and elegant connections …
they swagger into an original necklace…
or stand shoulder to shoulder to turn into an architectural brooch.
This new series is the result of an extraordinary friendship with sweet Olga Nicolas. A friendship that has turned into a beautiful collaboration. We worked a lot around a technique that would enable to transform random pieces in just a few clicks, into earrings, necklaces, brooches etc … using elegant connectors of which we will reveal the secret only during workshops.
Two are already planned this year:
The first one in Orthez June 3, 4 and 5th (For info, contact Céline Perret: firstname.lastname@example.org )
The second in Utrecht (Netherlands) June 24 and 25th (for all information contact Noortje Kuhlman: email@example.com )
This is a phrase that can be heard regularly. The first time I really wondered what it meant, think “out of the box” ??? What the hell is that ????
And then I realized that it was a matter of drawing deeply into one’s self. Of expressing, artistically as far as I am concerned, what one often fails to materialize in words. Yes, but it is much easier said than done, because we are too often constrained by our education, the gaze of others, the carcans of society … In short not easy to drop everything, to strip down (artistically of course …) and to let free the emotions, the desires, the inspiration.
It took me 10 years of polymer claying to finally create a piece like this. Some people will be surprised and will wonder which bug has stung me, some people will not like it, others will not understand … But in the end, what matters most is how this project got me Transported by joy. While I knew myself very far from my comfort zone, I was transported with pleasure and I dove in without knowing if the final object could transpose the euphoria of its creation. And just for that pleasure, it was well worth it.
I share this moment with you hoping to have managed to express in writing what I felt by creating “Out of the Box.