These stunning pieces of wearable art are my favourites from the exhibition currently on at Hauser & Wirth, New York: Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner, on from 20 April – 17 June 2017.
Designs from Louise Bourgeois and Michele Oka Doner amongst others; modelled by Spanish actress Rossy de Palma.- what’s not to love?
If money were no object, the Michele Oka Doner pieces would be mine – pictured above. Description from the Hauser & Wirth introduction:
Michele Oka Doner’s pieces take on the monochrome atmosphere of an inky night punctuated only by stars. Her ‘Plankton’ bracelet (2016) and ‘Nekton’ neckpiece (2016), are comprised of diamond-encrusted, darkly patinated bronze that has been carefully twisted and tangled to resemble aquatic organisms that might cling to a wearer after a night swim. The artist often manipulates the metal of her finished wearable sculptures to fit a specific anatomy, merging work and wearer.