Jacques Jarrige

"Isadora" Necklace , 2016
Hand hammered gold plated brass
12 x 8 in
From the first collection of jewelry by Parisian artist designer Jacques Jarrige this necklace is hand sculpted in brass, hand hammered and gold plated with 3 microns 18 Karat. Made in France, signed. This wearable art echoes the evocative vocabulary of Jacques Jarrige's screens, lighting and furniture. Jarrige's jewelry is more companion than ornament, heightening one's physical awareness and bestowing the pleasure of inhabiting a well-built structure — a structure so light that it doesn't weigh on the body while delivering the theatricality of Jarrige's fluid gestures, translated into common yet gorgeously crafted metals. The intentional lack of preciousness allows for a sense of spontaneous playfulness.