18ct White Gold, Sterling Silver
DELIRIUM MONUMENTAL ARC PENDANT WHITE
Taken from Delirium, the third and final installment of The Man Who Knows Everything story, this dramatic pendant is designed to make a statement of power in the most elegant way.
The contrast between graphic lines and curved form make this pendant a satisfyingly tactile object as well as adding a certain tension to the form.
A piece of sculpture for the body.
Edition of 65
10 in stock
Solid 18 carat white gold pendant with a sterling silver black rhodium chain.
This necklace is made from approximately 35 grams of 18ct white gold and has a sterling silver Spiga chain finished with deep black rhodium. Each necklace is hand made in London.
Widest point (top of pendant): 43 mm tapering to a point at the bottom
Height From top of wings to bottom point: 43 mm
Thickest point: 10 mm
Clasp Ring: 13mm diameter
Clasp Spike: 21mm length
Length of Chain: 50 cm
‘Delirium’ is the final series in the trilogy of ‘The Man Who Knows Everything’ – a tale of an alchemist; A futurist shaman transcending centuries and cultures – a man beyond limits and beyond time.
The muse for the collection was loosely based around the infamous Comte de St Germain. The Comte was a man of unknown origins and unknown end. His death was reported countless times, yet always he would reappear, in another place and another time. He was impeccably dressed, understated apart from the vivid jewels that he wore on his hands, in his shoe buckles and carried with him in his travelling case. Voltaire described him as ‘the man who knows everything and never dies’.
As the frenzied finale in this tale of The Man Who, I wanted ‘Delirium’ to be intense and euphoric – I wanted to create huge, monumental shapes. I wanted pieces of sculpture for the body.
My research began in the realms of Egyptology and moved through to the writings of Aleister Crowley and the films of Kenneth Anger. Perhaps the largest visual influence however was monumentalist and brutalist architecture. I was looking at the photographs of water towers taken by the artists Bernd and Hilla Becher and the incredible communist constructions of Soviet Russia in the 1950’s, alongside the work of the architect Santiago Calatrava. These mammoth concrete structures give the sense of sheer force and power in sculpture that I was looking for.
The Monumental Arc Pendant drew from this research. As I was working on the countless sketches that lead me to the final design I had the sense that I was striving to create lines that felt as if they were taking off somehow, forms that couldn't be held in place – that had a power of their own. The stacked sculptural shapes in the pendant rise up as it goes, in almost wing-like forms – reaching their finale as the pendant meets the chain. It was important to me that the line between pendant and chain would not be broken – so the chain flows straight through the pendant and continues it’s line right around the neck.
The contrast between the strong graphic lines, and the arched, almost voluptuous, forms as they curve around make the pendant sensual, as well as powerfully potent.