The talismanic and symbolic role of adornment is a strong source of inspiration for Ami Doshi Shah’s work. She utilises locally sourced materials, off-cuts and remnants of the Kenyan mining industry to create sculptural pieces and wearable art straddling Kenyan roots and a ‘global’ aesthetic. Raw against industrial, texture next to clean lines – juxtaposing materials in unexpected ways underlines her design ethos. For this collection, Salt is an overt inspiration. Using the process of patination, striking mottled tones of verdigris sit on geometric planes and vessel-like shapes. Varying shades of pastel Aventurine and deep green Zoisite arrive on golden-hued surfaces of Brass and warm grained Mango Wood. The unexpected marriage of materials, colour and texture creates a striking punctuation against the human form and an equally bold aesthetic.
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