The Arp’s series of woodcuts on the theme ‘Soleil Recerclé’ was his last major graphic project. The color plays an important role in the illustrations. Black and yellow are arranged in such a way that the yellow appears to have a three-dimensional inner glow cloistered by the external darkness. This anthropomorphic aspect of Arp’s art makes its forms appeal directly to inner emotions.
The sensual flow of the contours, the feeling of internal and external closeness of surfaces, and the quality of the rhythm, are the elements through which Arp’s art is communicated.
Arp was one of the founders of the Dada movement. And an essential Dada’s principle is the rejection of representation and pictorial emotion and the communication of ideas through inner subliminal senses. It was also these ideas that inspired Arp at the end of his life and that are expressed so beautifully in the compositions of ‘Soleil Recerclé’.
The Ring Soleil Recerclé brings the inspiration of the colors joy at its top, so that the colors of the enamel contrast and show even more the shape of the metal. There are also organic cutouts in the entire metal structure, which intend to play with the effect of light and shadow for the awakened emotions of the person who uses it.
The VI Collection was born in a complex moment. It is difficult to maintain the balance when we are surrounded by bad news and stuck in our thoughts. There is no coincidence that during the creative process the book I Ching appeared and circular shapes with the golden symmetry randomly popped up.
The concept of balancing the feminine and the masculine duality is the main idea of the I Ching.
According to it, the female (Yin) is represented by the mother, eldest daughter, middle daughter, and youngest daughter, whereas the male (Yang) is represented by the father, eldest son, middle son, youngest son. Each one symbolizes a process of mutations in nature. They randomly pair up thus forming the 64 hexagrams and their ancient knowledge.
Through simple sentences of complex teachings the balance in duality becomes a central point of I Ching’s knowledge. It advocates for the acceptance of the change and the transmutation cycle of one force (Yin Yang) into the other.
The theme perfectly fits into the current moment of the world as well as the brand.
We are experiencing a complicated duality especially expressed by the virtual-reality. Nowadays we deny and move away from the collective. But as living beings we are interconnected parts that integrate the process of constant change. In the same way, we feel suffocated by technology and pressured by people. However, we can’t get away from the screens and it is almost impossible to not interconnect with our avatars.
Therefore, finding balance is no longer a desire, it is a necessity for mental integrity.
Based on those ideas, we as a brand and as a living organism re-evaluating our purposes.
The Collection VI is the result of change. We have rethought our processes to align them with our purpose of reducing environmental impact. Also, we have changed our design in alignment with the moment of the brand, being more minimalist in form and lifestyle.
The aesthetics of the collection came forth from the I Ching 64 Hexagrams Sequence illustrations created in 1974 by de Lee Ungno. Ungno emphasizes the primary idea of the I Ching on balance and harmony within the patterns of change. While in form, he references traditional calligraphy and brings out organic abstract paintings.
Abstractionism that goes back to Jean Arp’s work.
Arp himself is pure duality. He transited between complete madness and peaceful sanity. Duality that may have brought him greater affinity for change, given that he went through several artistic movements of the last century – especially Dadaism, Surrealism and Constructivism.As a distinguished sculptor he created fluid natural forms that materialized the mutation.
The pieces in the collection are inspired by Arp’s works and many of them received the name of the reference work.
In the 6th Collection organic abstractionism is the main form presented. This abstraction added to the shine of the metal, bringing out the simplicity in detail and the complexity of the construction.
Therefore, the sculptural organic forms that are beautiful by themselves, become even more revealing when contrasted with our bodies, as if the duality of the virtual-real were imprinted on the contradiction of shiny metal and human skin.
Finally, as a curiosity, the number 6 in the east interestly means fluidity and movement. In the West it is very much associated with the creation of man. Concepts that together seem to perfectly close the circle of the theme of the new collection.
Rings made in gold plated Sterlling Silver and colored enamel.
Composition and Care
– POES only uses noble materials, such as 925 silver (sterling silver – composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper alloy), 18K gold, and precious and semi-precious stones.
– All pieces are handmade in 925 silver and may or may not have rhodium or gold plating, as indicated in the product description.
– Silver naturally undergoes the chemical oxidation process that causes a change in color and texture. This process varies according to how you use it. It must be kept away from contact with water, alcohol, cleaning products, cosmetics, chlorine, and any other chemicals. Always remember to remove your jewelry before washing your hands!
– The gold plating can be harmed by mere use or friction.
– Natural stones and pearls can damage and even break with impacts.
– Always keep jewelry in a dry place and away from direct sunlight.
– Store and transport the jewelry separately, so that they are not close to each other to avoid any friction.
– Do not use cleaning products, cosmetics, chlorine, and any other chemical products.
– Do not use abrasive products for cleaning. Just polish it carefully with dry flannel.
– Sudden falls cause irreparable damage to the product
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