Cable management brooch, 3d printed nylon, detail, 2016

Cable management brooch, 3d printed nylon, detail, 2016

The focus of my work lays in the exploration of repetition, movement and manipulation of grids in combination with reiteration of geometrical form. The inspiration for my work originates from office spaces and the abundance of repetitive features found within them. Stationary, computer hardware, identical furniture. These all appear in perfect order until human intervention turns them into organised chaos. My work explores this curious relationship through a combination of contrasts. Through the use of digital technology and traditional hand skills I create a balance between active and static, organic and geometric, machine and handmade. I use the cube, a reference to an office cubicle, as a basis for many of my pieces. It acts as a starting point of transformation of a basic shape into a vibrant, energetic object.

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I am a Russian born, Glasgow based jewellery designer and maker. Back in Russia I attended a classical art school, where I was taught strict rules of composition, technical drawing and watercolours. I first arrived to Scotland at the age of 17 to attend the Glasgow School of Art, where art and design were taught in a completely different way: liberating, free and open-minded. I studied at the GSA for 4 years and graduated in June 2016. Today I aspire to combine these two very different approaches in my work to create a unique mix of strict rules and geometry combined with organic, free flowing motion of thought.