Beautiful work by Ana Rajevic, when accessory modifies the perceptions of the body, enhancing your animal instinct.
The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal
anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series
of sculptural pieces
that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting
strength, power and sensuality. Concepts of mutation and evolution are
explored in order to
develop a contemporary cross-image of human and animal, an atemporal, supreme creature, beyond past and future.
The goal was to fabricate a collection of 8 pieces of personal
adornment that would not be specifically categorised as jewellery or
accessories. The idea was to
step out of the traditional jewellery/accessories context in order to
develop a ‘new breed’ of precious objects that can be exhibited both
separately on their own and fully attached to the human body.
All of the objects were handcrafted creating multi-part master molds, using gelcoat, fiberglass, resin and silicone rubber.
The pieces perform a double function: they exist as fashion objects
attached to the wearer, as well as separate art works, exhibited in
Because of this dual quality they can be considered fashion artefacts in
the true sense: objects of desire, rather than just mere adornments.