Iocus (Latin) – a jest, a game, a minor amusement, a gem.
IOCUS is an open question about the significance of jewelry in modern life, our irrational desire for luxury, pleasures and things that have no practical value.
MISSHAPEN was born from the idea that the beauty of a piece of jewelry should not reflect traditional aesthetic values. While working on IOCUS, the idea of deformation has moved from questions about material beauty to thoughts about our approach towards it. Perhaps an unusually-shaped piece of jewelry is not misshapen, but rather what we perceive to be an adornment. That is why the main material in the collection is dichroic glass. Used in place of a gemstone, it reflects light and changes colour depending on viewing angle, provoking the observer to get closer. And somewhat ironically, it reminds us that by reflecting on the environment, the jewelry becomes a part of it, rather than drawing attention to the person who is wearing it.
IOCUS consists of massive, atypical jewelry shapes that continue the idea of MISSHAPEN. The pieces look sculptural and should be seen as portable objects of contemporary design, created and handmade from silver and dichroic glass.
Silver, dichroic glass
L-12 cm, W-7cm
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
MISSHAPEN is a signal. The one sent by pairing together a human body with a unique on-body object. Loose in form but strong in message, MISSHAPEN handmade objects may require a body full of open-yet-sure personality. Well. That is the way your signal breaks through the ordinary glamour noise.