Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Niki Stylianou

 

 

5 DEGREES OF DIVERGENCE

“A link of associations typically diverges in meaning and focus” (Onar Am).

Imagine a conversation where you wander from one related topic to another. 5 related topics later you might be talking about something completely different than what you started with. This could be considered analogical to being 5 nodes off the originally perceived concept.

Using this idea of divergence as a tool, I try to map my creative process. I start with a design. This design leads me to the next. And then the next. The last piece created could be completely different from the first one, or could be, in fact, quite similar.

The result is a body of work developed in groups of five pieces. Each group works as an unfolding narrative that could be represented as a  network of intersecting lines, with nodes and trajectories. From each node endless possible trajectories begin. Thus the development of the body of work is subjective. It is a matter of choice. I choose  my very personal trajectory; my very personal line of thought and making. Nevertheless, the work, is open to interpretation. The wearer could attach to their object of desire, their own personal mythologie.

Working on each of these groups, I experiment with different materials and techniques, while expressing feelings and thoughts on immaterial relationships.

The whole and the parts. The feamale and the male. The negative and the positive.

The perforated and the compact. The transparent and the opacque. The light and the dark. The content and the container. The enclosed and the exposed. The sharp and the dull. The light and the heavy. The beautiful and the ugly. The ephemeral and the everlasting.

 

 

 

 

 

Niki Stylianou is a jeweler who experiments with different materials including metal, rubber, fiber, wood and recycled plastic. I suggest you visit her website to discover her work.

Niki Stylianou és una joiera que experimenta amb diferents materials com ara metall, cautxú, fibres, fusta i plàstic reciclat. Us suggereixo que visiteu el seu web i descobriu el seu treball.

 


One Response to “Niki Stylianou”

  1. Hola!
    Me encanta este articulo sobre esta gran joyera.
    Podéis encontrar sus creaciones aquí en la tienda PARRUP, en c/ Banys Nous 20!
    Estamos muy contentos representar su obra tan original e inteligente.

Leave a Reply

*