Chiaroscuro (Eye Piece)

Viyan Petekkaya


Artist Statement: Where there is connection, there is tension. “Chiaroscuro” is an introspective exploration of this duality present in all forms of relationships, from the one between our inner and outer selves to the one we have with our surroundings.

The undulating shapes of the pieces introduced in this collection are inspired by contemporary ballet. The sinuous outlines bring a sensual touch to each piece, while also echoing the vigour of the hammer blows that formed them. Reminiscent of dancers on stage, these pieces unite in a choreographed harmony, each contributing its unique character to enrich the overall performance.

Within each curve and each crevice, the audience discovers traces of vulnerability but also strength. While the dark patina takes them on a journey along the heft of their own existence, the bright contrasting surfaces and a subtle touch of pearls offer them a light caress, a gentle reminder of the beauty found in shared experiences.

Materials: Sterling Silver, Fresh Water Pearl

Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 6 inches

Educational Institution: Vancouver Community College

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