18ct White Gold
DELIRIUM MONUMENTAL ARC RING WHITE
The Monumental Arc ring is taken from Delirium, the third series of Story V: The Man Who Knows Everything. Any of Hannah’s loyal followers will agree that she has long been obsessed with sculpture and geometry, as well as objects that cannot be given a date.
The birth of this ring is testament to this obsession, proffering an unfounded world of culture to the finger of any collector. Harmonious in its balance and perfectly smooth in its shaping, it will be treasured for both touch and sight.
18 Carat White Gold
The Monumental Arc Ring is made from approximately 44 grams of white gold. It was originally created using CAD technology and each ring is handmade in our London workshops.
Top Length (from tip of wing to wing): 30mm
Widest point: 25mm
Highest Point above finger: approx 10 mm
Width of band beneath finger: 7mm
‘Delirium’ is the finale in the trilogy of the collection ‘The Man Who Knows Everything’ - the final resting place for The Man Who.
The collection as a whole is a tale of alchemy, magick and a world where time and place have no boundaries. My muse for the collection was based loosely on the infamous Comte De St Germain – a man of no known origin and no known end. The lover of princesses and muse to the likes of Voltaire and Pushkin, he became an ongoing fascination for me. Appearing across Russian and French histories over hundreds of years, legend has it this was an alchemist who had discovered the elixir of life.
I tried to imagine the Comte of the future – a futurist shaman with powers beyond our understanding. My research began with Egyptology and moved from there to the writings of Aleister Crowley and the films of Kenneth Anger. Perhaps the largest 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 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.
The Monumental Arc Ring grew from this research. I wanted a highly sculptural form that would give a sense of monumentalism. I also wanted the form to be filled with vitality – this is a frenzied finale to a hallucinatory tale. Each piece in the collection needed a strong potency, to feel almost hypnotic in its construction.
I wanted a balance in this design between incredibly strong, graphic forms, and a sculptural voluptuousness, that lifted up and away from the body. The ring should feel almost euphoric, a piece that both protects and possesses its wearer simultaneously – a testament to the hypnotic, magical state of The Man Who.