Collection transpired in Morocco.
Since childhood, I felt an intuitive pull to live with tribes from around the world. Fast track to the year 2000, I am in Morocco, living with the Berber people; the original people of North Africa.
Through my curiosity and passion for their culture, people, communities and art, I learnt about the origins and progression of humanity and mythical meanings through the symbolism of jewellery and wearable ornaments.
The design are an expression of living with my tribal family & the stories they shared with me; the ‘back necklace series’ created after imagining beads cascading down a waterfall during our hikes in Chefchaouen, the’ Fossil Necklace & Earrings’ - a statement of preservation and extraordinary record of the earthquakes that occurred in the country, and a medley of ethnic Berber enamel silver - ornaments that have become synonymous with tradition, history, rituals, and celebrations of fiercely independent people that produce strong jewellery in bold, simplistic, geometrical and symmetrical designs. Compelled to capture and rejoice in the Berbers authenticity and their artisan, the Moroccan collection became a combination of traditional handicrafts and contemporary designer aesthetics.