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The Curling Crest Of A Wave

TE DECKER is best known for her minimalist

yet bold sculptural pieces. Her award-winning work is exhibited internationally and found in notable private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Swiss National Museum, Musée Barbier-Mueller and the Spencer Museum of Art. Decker has created an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting gold and silver into expressive threedimensional “geometric poetry”. Playing with volume, empty space and movement until the choreography of the architectural lines and the dynamic curvatures are distilled into evocative sculptures. Her unique and limited edition pieces are as engaging worn on the body as they are displayed on a plinth. Each of her wearable sculptures is a conversation piece and storyteller - the minimalist, clean and pure lines reflect the purity of provenance of the materials used. As a political economist-turnedjournalist-turned-jeweller, Ute Decker is a pioneer of the international ethical jewellery movement and one of the first, worldwide, to create a collection in Fairtrade Gold. With the aim of raising awareness, sharing best practice and opening up opportunities to facilitate change, Ute Decker started an online directory which soon became the most comprehensive resource globally with practical information on ethical jewellery practices.

Balance through asymmetry and irregularity is an important aspect in Decker’s work. Objects may appear to be simple yet subtle details, such as texture, colour, line, shape, light, shadows and space are used to balance simplicity with complexity to create an evocative sense of space and dynamic movement.

Orbit This is one of Decker’s signature works. Orbit is a sculpture that transforms into a wearable piece of art on the body. It can be worn in many different configurations. The wearer can choose where to enter the arm which will determine the shape of the overall piece - becoming hence a unique and almost participatory artwork.

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Artistar Jewels 2019  

Artistar Jewels 2019 collects the contemporary jewellery’s beauty in 500 ironic wearable sculptures, sometimes nearly not wearable. Artistar...

Artistar Jewels 2019  

Artistar Jewels 2019 collects the contemporary jewellery’s beauty in 500 ironic wearable sculptures, sometimes nearly not wearable. Artistar...

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