A more refined and polished (in every sense!) piece than usual, by this younger prize-winner. His very personal, abstract, rough-hewn style has been praised by the media, show judges and collectors everywhere. Here, he shows he can also create a more decorous, understated style, with equal impact.
A row of natural red coral heishi flows like a river between banks of highly polished silver, punctuated by a single turquoise embraced by tiny silver beads. The contrast of textures is subtle and very pleasing; the contrast of color with metal, is sharp and vivid. The bracelet has stepped edges, which are hand cut. On the interior, there is a row of hand stamped designs which resemble flying birds.
More restrained and elegant some of his work, this bracelet nevertheless has lots of look-at-me energy. And it is impeccably fabricated, of course. It will stack well with other bracelets, as well as shine on its own.