There is no better physical example of the origin of genders than androgyny. In my work I proceed from a term of gender as a deconstruction of wholeness that carries male and female duality. I ask: how to recreate the quality of wholeness without simply combining materials in jewellery? This becomes possible when applying innovative techniques and hybrid materials.
In the hybrid material there are all the ultimate qualities you can think of. When you touch its surface long enough, you start to feel its wholeness – the sum of opposites of natural and synthetic fused into smooth and homogenous matter – it is steady and self-contained.
Before the components of jewellery became a finished piece, they had to undergo several phases of modification – from material to digital. Manually created clay shapes are 3D scanned by phone app and transformed into millions of pixels. The digital file cut by machines becomes physically perfect only because of the presence of individual.
You can see the complete book here: ANDROGYNY: JEWELLERY BEYOND GENDER
Pendant Fazis II, 2015
3D printed bioplastic, silver sheen obsidian, oxidized silver
brooch Fazis VI, 2015
3D printed bioplastic, rubber, oxidized silver
brooch MetanoiaV, 2015
stabilized wood, silver, steel
modelled, 3D-scanned, CNC-milled
11.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
photos on white background are by Vladimir Ljadov
photos with model are by Diana Pashkovich
Make-up Pirge Markus
Hair Maria Dihtjar
Stylist Sofja LitvinenkoPlace
models: Yuki Rai, Elina, Tatjana, Paula Maria, Joosep