STORY V, SERIES II: SOLARIS

"The man who knows everything and never dies".
Voltaire, 1760.



Solaris 1

Solaris 2

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SHOP SOLARIS

'Solaris' is Series II of Story V - The Man Who Knows Everything.

The infamous Comte de St Germain appears throughout history across the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. He remained the same age, always impeccably yet simply dressed to fit his transient surroundings.

His only remarkable refinery was the bountiful precious stones that adorned his hands, set into buttons, covered the buckles of his shoes, and filled his travelling cases and trunks.  Un-place-able and untraceable, he is a man worthy of word from Marie Antoinette and Madame Pompadaour; of acknowledgment from Voltaire, Pushkin, Horace Walpole; and of composition by Chaikowsky.   

This fifth collection from Hannah Martin is a visual dedication to a man beyond time, beyond scientific limits – both highly modern and unspeakably ancient.

 

This collection, delirious and drenched in blinding lights, reflects the intensity of Hannah’s latest investigation of narrative masculinity. A range of hyper-real, shamanistic jewels that seem to tell the unspoken tales of the Russian Tsars, secrets from within the courts of Louis XV.

These are objects to invoke euphoria through alchemistic promises.  Intensely coloured stones are mixed to hallucinogenic effect upon structures that find their source within constructivist and monumental architecture. 

Series One took its focus from the undying triangle and an altogether bright palette; Series Two is a an entirely night-time experience that reflects upon the period of enlightenment and Russian Art Deco. Combining them within enticing objects, Hannah has harmonised these two periods, similarly proffering a wealth of intelligence and advancement. This study into omnipotence challenges the very conventions of jewellery craftsmanship and design.

Photography by Joss McKinley | Styling by Anders Soelvsten Thomsen | Model Jose Neto | Make Up by Dorita Nissen
Hair by Takeshi Katoh | Shot on location in East London.

 

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