Saturday, March 3, 2007

Jewelry as playful object

Danielle Miller's jewelry has always garnered attention for its kinetic elements. Clean, simple geometric forms are the building blocks of her designs, which are inspired by architecture, machines, toys and nature. By combining these seemingly different influences, she explores the concept of jewelry as playful object.

The South Carolina artist's current work is designed to attract and engage the attention of the wearer. The jewelry's articulated parts rely on the action of the wearer for motion. This action can be a simple turn of the body or a deliberate manipulation of the movable parts. This kinetic aspect of her work creates an intimate and unique relationship between jewelry and wearer. Her jewelry, by definition, is not only an object of personal adornment but also an object of personal interaction and recreation.

Her 'abacus' and 'geometric' lines have been the most popular. Both for their classic simplicity and interactive appeal. We will be adding Danielle's jewelry in the coming months, but in the meantime, check out her website: