Voids, JEM by India Mahdavi

Architecture scaled down to the size of the human body

Inspiration can also create a void. It is from these voids, which create a rhythm alternating fullness and space, that these jewel-objects were conceived as a dialectic of intimacy, revealing a space of flesh that is inherently personal and intimate. When architecture pierces material, it reveals a hidden nudity and encircles the skin, a pattern filling the absence. The regularity of these sequences transforms the simplicity of gold into a new tone. Thus apposed, they form a vibrant and luminous entity, a living line mixing geometry and poetry.

Voids Collection, India Mahdavi for JEM, 2011

Borrowed from the construction industry, perforated iron as a raw material suggests the grandness of architecture scaled down to the size of the human body.