sterling silver - three layers
8 x 2.7 x 0.2 cm
This earring design is inspired by one of Keyvan Mahjoor's drawings. Keyvan is a Montreal-based visual artist and his works are influenced by Iranian miniature paintings. The miniature painting technique carries a storytelling element in itself. And each of Keyvan's works also contains a sense of abstract storytelling which is very interesting and inspiring for Zohreh to be explored in the art of jewelry making.
For the technique, Zohreh used layer design to mimic the flatness of miniature painting, as one of the main characteristics. This piece is done in three layers, which are soldered. The details are hand-sawn, which is also a meditative work of craftsmanship that Zohreh tries to reflect in the piece itself. The material is Silver, with one layer oxidized. The oxidized effect gives a sense of depth to the work.