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In the Anteroom: Jori Spaa - 'Rings of Life'

Exhibition  /  16 Feb 2008  -  22 Mar 2008
Published: 13.02.2008
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Jori Spaa. Ring: Rose (Rosa), 2007. Silver. Jori Spaa
Ring: Rose (Rosa), 2007
Silver
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Jori Spaa merges two apparently incompatible attitudes: the skills of an accomplished goldsmith and the conceptual approach of an industrial designer.

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Jori Spaa
Jori Spaa merges two apparently incompatible attitudes: the skills of an accomplished goldsmith and the conceptual approach of an industrial designer. His Rings of Life fuse the technical with the poetic into a new, seductive unity.

Every 'Ring of Life' contains the seeds of a particular plant. The shape of each ring is developed from characteristic features of the plant, properties of the seed and the demands posed by the wearability. Jewellery is often the bearer of memories, but Spaa reverses this idea: his rings anticipate a memorable occasion and the owner can use the seed to make such a moment strike root.

Can there be anything more pleasing than jewellery that celebrates an event that has yet to take place? These rings not only give you the pleasure of beauty and creativety, but also confirm the hope of a bright future.

Ward Schrijver

Jori Spaa. Ring: Pea (Pisum), 2007. Silver. Jori Spaa
Ring: Pea (Pisum), 2007
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Jori Spaa. Ring: Poppy (Papaver Roheas), 2007. Silver. Jori Spaa
Ring: Poppy (Papaver Roheas), 2007
Silver
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Jori Spaa. Ring: Ivy-grown (Hedera Helix), 2007. Silver. Jori Spaa
Ring: Ivy-grown (Hedera Helix), 2007
Silver
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Jori Spaa. Ring: Dandelion (Taraxacum), 2007. Silver. Jori Spaa
Ring: Dandelion (Taraxacum), 2007
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