Since we already started an art related topic with Linda Evangelista’s W magazine pictorial, I thought it would be a great occasion to touch a very art – sensible chord of mine.
You know I like artsy fancy things. Under a smiling circumstance. I love everything I can smile about, feel good with / about. The Dried Fruits Rings and Necklaces by Cathy from La Prochaine Fois really stretches my face in a wrinkle – friendly smile! (the story continues with more images right after the jump!)
Besides being utterly remarkable as art object converted from simple, natural resources, these Dried Fruits Jewelry pieces have a terribly familiar air to them. When I was in high school, I used to make necklaces from apple seeds. Fresh, apple seeds in very long strands! (now you know the secret of my youth – I used to eat tons of apples when I was in high school! Joking! The only thing I [visibly] got from eating that much apple was the alarmingly increasing desire to banish the apple from my sight, my refrigerator and any kind of close-to-me storage for a very loooong time and a temporary mild stomach trouble). Getting back to the Dried Fruits Jewelry pieces: don’t they look lovely?
Cathy, who had this as dried jewelry thing as a school project since she’s an art student, thought of the variations offered to her by using these natural resources, so besides the raw dried fruits she used for the necklaces and rings, she chose to apply wax or lacquer on the fragile dried fruit / vegetables. While she’s still waiting to see how the natural raw dried fruits rings turn out with time passing, the thought of having altered the natural raw form for the necklaces isn’t quite fitting this time / memories project she’s been following all along.
As always, I’m impressed by how simple things can provide immense beauty, by the talent lying in the human mind and the endless possibilities offered by our immediate surroundings. That’s my kind of art. There’s nothing “pushed”, forced in these Dried Fruits Jewelry pieces. And making things last forever is working against us. We don’t last forever. And that theory of ever – changing, transforming matter is more appealing to me than a pile of dust crawling over a memories chest. So, dare to wear Cathy’s Dried Fruits Rings and Necklaces? (rings, necklaces)