This piece was inspired by the idea of temporary palaces. Ancient Indian buildings used to be transformed with textiles- these tent structures altered the function of the space, creating areas of celebration, worshop, and provided shelter and shade for events. Tipu the Sultan of Mysore famously carried a highly decorative tent to war, providing a luxury space for royalty during a battle. Read more
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A History of Hand Motifs in Jewellery
"In the 21st Century, there is an underlying quest to become more than human; as medicine and science advances, there are missions to alter genes, cryogenically freeze ourselves for future breakthroughs, and even move planets to give humanity a new environment. Technology has ensured individuals can communicate more easily and often than ever, and a global pandemic has led to us being physically separated from one another. It is ironic that while we test our newly developed scientific abilities during this strange time, the thing humans long for the most is touch..."
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