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Ezra Satok-Wolman x Atelier Hg
Contemporary Art Jewellery
 


"Fascinated with the natural world and its relationship to mathematics, my work is an exploration of the “Architecture of Life”. The classic Greeks were convinced that nature was designed mathematically. They were philosophically concerned with a rational explanation of everything, and saw the repetition of the Golden Ratio throughout the natural world, and all levels of reality, as a step towards a “Unifying Theory”. These philosophies remain contemporary even today, and resonate with me at a fundamental level. Nature and life itself present perfect examples of order, structure, symmetry and geometry. Mathematics and numbers give me the language needed to decode and reinterpret those elements in my work".

Award winning jewellery artist Ezra Satok-Wolman (1978, Toronto, Canada) launched Atelier Hg with his wife Jennifer Howard in 2009 to serve as the business end of their artistic endeavours. While the primary focus has always been on contemporary jewellery, the idea behind Atelier Hg itself was to create a state of the art jewellery laboratory where research, art, and experimentation could take place.



The Perpetual Motion of the Universe 2013 The Mathematical Fingerprint of God brooch 2012 I Am Hydrogen brooch 2013
Pythagoras' Cosmos 2012 The Mathematical Fingerprint of God 2012 Nautilus Carboniferous brooch 2013
Pythagoras' Cosmos 2012 Lumina brooch 2013 Tensegrity Icosahedron pendant 2012
Earrings: Nautilus Galaxies 2011 Brooch: Nautilus Chromus 2011 Brooch: Nautilus Chromus 2011



"The body of work presented is influenced by my longstanding fascination with the natural world and its relationship to mathematics.  Numbers are mathematical objects used to define and translate patterns and forms.  They exist at the root of everything, and are the characters that constitute the only true “Universal language”.  The collection is comprised of hand fabricated pieces, each of which relates to the principle of the Golden Ratio, drawing inspiration from the neoplatonic philosophy of macrocosm and microcosm.  The classic Greeks were convinced that nature was designed mathematically.  They were philosophically concerned with a rational explanation of everything, and saw the repetition of the Golden Ratio throughout the world, and all levels of reality, as a step towards a “Unifying Theory”.  These philosophies remain contemporary even today, and resonate with me at a fundamental level.

The brooch titled “The Mathematical Fingerprint of God” represents my vision of a model of the Universe, a torus around which is woven the fabric of space-time.  The torus is a symmetrical hollow form, smithed in two halves and soldered closed.  The circumference of the torus was mathematically divided, soldering pins at calculated intervals.  With a single silk thread to weave the fabric, and following a numerical winding sequence, a pattern was created mimicking the phyllotaxis patterns observed in nature.  The brooch titled “Lumina” is a variation on the aforementioned brooch, using a five meter continuos length of a hand made Kumihimo braid, made of special Japanese “glow in the dark” thread.  The Kumihimo was then used to weave the pattern on the brooch and vibrantly luminesces when in the dark". 



I Am Hydrogen Lumina 2013 Nautilus Carboniferous 2014



"The brooches titled “The Perpetual Motion of the Universe” and “Pythagoras’ Cosmos” are inspired by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras.  One of the great contributions to mathematics that came from the Pythagorean School was the discovery of the relationships between the Golden Ratio and the pentagon and pentagram. “Pythagoras’ Cosmos” features a constellation comprised of five natural violet diamonds, carefully arranged in a pentagonal formation and 640 carefully drilled holes.

The “Tensegrity Icosahedron” pendant pays homage to the Platonic Solids, and particularly the Icosahedron, which is mathematically generated with the Golden Ratio.  Using the principle known as “Tensegrity” (tensional  integrity or floating compression), a term conceived by the great American architect R. Buckminster Fuller, the structure utilizes the same principles of physics that keep our skeletal systems in tact.  Tensegrity has been referred to in recent years as the “Architecture of Life”, and is the basis for ongoing research I am conducting for a special jewellery project to be presented next year.

Nautilus shells, spiral galaxies, and an endless list of things throughout the natural world share the Golden Ratio as their mathematical constant.  Nature presents perfect examples of order, structure, symmetry and geometry that stimulate my creative process. Mathematics and numbers give me the language needed to decode and reinterpret those elements in my artwork. Johannes Kepler, the renowned Mathematician and Astronomer said this about the Golden Ratio:  “Geometry has two great treasures: one is the theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio.  The first we may compare to a measure of gold, the second we may name a precious jewel”.  I have created representations of the golden ratio that I hope convey Kepler’s notion of the concept through forms that can be appreciated both mathematically and artistically. My objective is to present a meaningful experience to the wearer and observer, while hopefully stimulating thought, debate, and most importantly imagination".

The Perpetual Motion of the Universe brooch 2013

Ezra Satok-Wolman has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Friedrich Becker Prize. The jury has selected "The Mathematical Fingerprint of God" and "The Perpetual Motion of the Universe" for the exhibitions at the Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf and then it will travel to the Goldsmith's House in Hanau. The exhibition of selected works will be shown from May 24th to July 20th, 2014 at the Museum Kustpalast Dusseldorf; and then from July 26th to September 14th, 2014 at the German Goldsmiths' House in Hanau.

More Info: http://www.atelierhg.com


 

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