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London | Harumi Klossowska de Rola: Hayawan

6 Oct-29 Nov 2022

Overview

Harumi Klossowska de Rola is an artist and designer who creates powerful sculptural works and delicately crafted luxury jewellery inspired by the flora and fauna of the natural world. Her first encounter with a collection of precious gems at the age of seven captivated her imagination and inspired a lasting fascination with jewels and the splendour of nature. Over the years she has developed a unique and sensitive rendering of creatures great and small, often fusing the aesthetic with the functional and creating, in her words, ‘something that you can wear, or you can exhibit on a shelf’.

The exhibition brings together recent works inspired by ancient cultures and by the majesty of the wild animals that Harumi encounters in the forests that surround her home in Switzerland. From regal bronze wolves to delicate butterflies detailed with sapphires and diamonds, Hayawan pays homage to the sublime grace and form of the creatures who inhabit the earth, presenting exquisitely crafted works that remind us of the complexity and wonder of the animal kingdom.

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