Jewellers and artists, from New York to London, have come together to create sleek and sculptural jewelry
Jewellers and artists often share a love of colour, form and materials that make them natural partners. In this edit of sculptural jewellery designs, rings, bracelets and necklaces take inspiration from everything from classical Greek works to the humble potato, crafted in ceramic or drawn in thickly textured gold for miniature artworks to adorn the body.
Brooklyn-based brand love for both of us has created a collection with artist Mark Flood, inspired by his 1988 bronze sculptures, Venus and Discobolus. The pendants, cast in bronze, look back to Flood’s earlier works; distorting the traditional silhouette, they subvert and play with our ideas of beauty. ‘The artists I collaborate with create work that is not always easy to look at and discuss – but it is work that I always come back to,’ says Love For Both Of Us founder Holly Brown Lazzarini. ‘Migrating the forms of their practice into jewellery is a way to create a style out of their visual language. Flood is probably better known for his paintings, but he is a sculptor of great ability. It was an opportunity for me to showcase work that he is less known for, and to discuss an idea that re-emerges: monstrosity. Flood’s sculptures Venus and Discobolus are distorted versions of classical Greek statues, historical artifacts that we value for their perfection and beauty.’