The Wonderful Raw Beauty of Nature Gets Channeled into Kickass Jewelry
The Japanese design philosophy wabi sabi - based on the threefold idea that nothing lasts, is perfect, or for that matter, is ever finished - is at the heart of Dandi Maestre's organic jewelry & accessories which are crafted by hand from elements found in rivers, on shores & in jungles and forests. "I incorporate these shapes in my designs and make very large extreme pieces with a natural look and a flowing and curving appearance, with a minimum of industrial processes, notes the designer, who typically works in a wide variety of found materials, including bone, driftwood, amber, antlers that have been shed, coconuts, bull horns, seed, rough gemstones, skulls, shells and crocodile skins. "I aim to elevate organic elements, their natural color and textures to a new level of sophistication."
- Lesley Scott