SOME/JEWELLERY : ALICIA HANNAH NAOMI x S/T CONCEPT S/TORE
Alicia Hannah Naomi finds beauty into the organic darkness of raw nature. The silent poetry that relies in amorphous objects and complex elements inspires her jewellery pieces, characterised by a sort of brut grace.
The designer's meticulous study of shapes, textures and pigments translates into precious pieces that trap and reflect the light through an intricate design game. Seeking for a clash between nature and nurture, Alicia Hannah Naomi's creative mind travels through desolate and austere lands, absorbing their bare melancholy and sharp strenght to work them in the fine art of gold smithing. The blending of these intense emotions with Alicia's fine crafting skills is expressed in the rough hewn surfaces of her jewellery pieces, poignantly underscored by immaculately polished accents.
In collaboration with S/T S/TUDIO, she realized exclusives rings that remind of industrial tools spit out an erupting volcano. According to Alicia's highly tactile approach, the textures are burnished and blackened as if they were weathered slates, eroded by harsh winds and blazing flames. Breathtaking sublimes landscapes reflects in the rough brutalism of the jewellery's profiles, shaped by the designer directly in the primary modeling materials of wax without the need of any sketches. Precious stones like herkimer diamonds and black sapphires enhance the pieces refined essence as well as their conceptual versatility; indeed the jewellery comes with leather laces to be worn as a necklaces according to the wearers' wishes. The unique value of each element is achieved through an entirely handmade working process that makes each piece different from the others.
First creation from this collaboration is the 'GRIS' ring/pendant here on the pictures.