Wedding Bells

No, not for me (my own marriage—a uniquely surprise event—took place years ago), but for a growing number of men who have been getting married with wedding bands from the series of rings I’ve designed. Frankly, it’s an honor to contribute to such a special occasion in this way.

The rings I’ve designed are inspired by biological cellular structures and the paintings of Gustav Klimt. Klimt’s close association with the movers and shakers pioneering modern neuroscience in early 1900s, with whom he rubbed shoulders in Viennese salons, is revealed in his expressive paintings laden with cellular motifs. How could I not be a fan of this early science-Art champion?

The three men’s rings I’ve created for this series are named for works by Klimt; ‘Beethoven’, ‘Stoclet', and ‘The Kiss’. They are inspired by plant cells, heart cells, and animal cells respectively, though Melbourne (Australia) men’s boutique Lord Coconut doesn’t mention this unless someone seems particularly interested. I suppose it might put the squeamish off…. I'm pleased that some folks are attracted purely to the design.

As an artist however, the Why is as important as the What. Like Klimt, I am attracted by the symbolic quality of cells as much as their appearance. For me they represent a fundamental building block, something organic that will grow if nurtured. What a perfect component to bring to a wedding.

On Display; Getting Art Out of the Studio and Into the World...
Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 13:52
September has been an exceedingly busy month at Bioperspective with art exhibited in three venues in addition to the usual business of medical...
Anatomy in Print
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:18
Passionate Fruit is the title of an intaglio print depicting anatomical hearts growing from a passionfruit vine. Made this weekend in the beautifully...
Anatomical Cameos and Elegant Arteries
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 17:08
New jewelry on the website today; it's been a long time coming but the silver and bloodstone cameo and the new Circle of Willis pendant have been...
Lost and Found in Wax
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 13:11
Today I finally laid eyes on two of my newest jewelry pieces—an anatomical cameo and a heart ring—in silver form. Well, they are still works in...
Wearing your heart on your sleeve
Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 07:06
This week I've begun a few new anatomical jewelry pieces, the ideas for which have been lurking in the back of my mind for ages. But it's finally the...