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Özlem Böge

Mediterranen Ripple II

Mediterranen Ripple II

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4.0 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm, 800 ct

silver, 925 ct silver and pearls, imitation, stone casting and wire drawing at the rolling mill, sanding, polishing, applying patina, glue

Özlem draws her inspiration from the Aegean shores of the Mediterranean, deriving it from the sea, beach, stones, and rocks. Hence, the most striking feature of all three earrings is their organic forms cast in stone, making them one of a kind. Experimenting with silver and experimental techniques is one of Özlem's most enjoyable pastimes. Here, there is no right or wrong. Utilizing creativity to conduct experiments within limitless possibilities and eagerly anticipating the outcome is one of the most enjoyable aspects of Özlem's work. The organic forms found in all three earrings are also the result of such creative moments.

The organic forms in 'Mediterranean Ripple II' and 'Mediterranean Ripple III' have been cast from 800 ct silver into stone. The resulting organic shapes have been flattened using a rolling mill and finely sanded. A patina has been applied to the surface with a fine-tipped brush, enhancing the shine of the areas slightly raised above. The ear wires, made of 925 sterling silver, have been handcrafted. In 'Mediterranean Ripple II', the ear wires are shaped into a spiral with pearl details added to achieve a contemporary style. In 'Mediterranean Ripple III', the organic shapes are soldered onto sterling silver settings for pearls. The pearls are not real but imitation.

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CCBC acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.