ESCULPTA is an ongoing project focused on promoting select works art that are created in limited quantities by free spirited artists and artisans that define their own aesthetic views and principles. These creators intend to stay independent and free from creating designs for mass production and to develop their work imaginatively and creatively. Items are available to order worldwide through our online gallery of 2 entities (forms and manjoolz) or at a number of our associates.
While the world is becoming more complex and individuality has become more fragile, we believe that is more important than ever for humanity to maintain its most valuable assets such as innocence, beauty and a long-lost simplicity. Such clarity of mind is reflected daily, in the articles that we select to live with. These days throwing things out has become just as important as collecting things that we truly desire! There is an abundance of objects around us that are simply imposed on us. Defining our life by our individual choices of expression requires that more of us have to 'filter out' clutter which is the bi-product of most fast moving paces of life..
Wouldn't it be nice if there were some small & fine objects available with true aesthetics combined an artistic embrace to talk to our inner passions? Well...I hear a yes. Splendid! Thats exactly what we're about!
Our designers suggest a distinct and unique range of hand crafted art-works that have been created by a community of talented artists and designers with a passion for Mediterranean. Artists that are showcased in our online gallery are brought together by their common love towards form and artistic lifestyles of independent expression.
Select items in our range can also be found featured around the world at our associates:
Vizeau United States
Globalguys Gear.com Australia
Homoware Scandinavia's Number #1 gay shopping website, Denmark
Stormy Leather retail store - 1158 Howard St, San Francisco, California, United States
Catalogue - Dimokritou 24, Kolonaki, Athens
Epidemic fashion - Ag. Anargiron st, Psirri, Athens
Daedalos Hotel Jewellery shop - Kardamena, Kos
Lyttos Beach Hotel Jewellers - Robinson Club - Heraklion, Crete
www.hvnlynights.com United States
Pier pour homme Milan, Italy
Nikias was born in 1978 and is a fourth generation silver-smith. He was born in England and has a British education with a BSc in Management from the University of London. He designed his first piece of jewelry when he was 12 years old in his uncle's work-shop. Since 1999 he has been a jewelery retailer and micro-sculptor. His work has participated in a number of trade exhibitions, art exhibitions and fashion shows in Greece and Cyprus. His next next large project is a collaboration with fashion designers and the development of a range of sensual and erotic accessories.
"Some of my fondest and most vivid childhood memories are of summers spent in Greece under the strong island sun and amidst ancient ruins and olive groves. The impression that enchanted me the most and were forever imprinted in my mind from this scenery was light everywhere and the effect of light upon form. The solid and fluid ancient monumental and sculptural imagery as well as the games played by the blessed mediterranean sunlight have acted to me as forms for endless inspiration for jewelry and sculpture".
My passion for jewelry is found in the primal and instinct that man uses to discover himself spiritually and express himself upon his most precious physical asset - his body. They say that in the inventing of the wheel (the major turning point for human evolution) the object was intended as a necklace long before it was used as a tool. It is evident that the inner need for expression and playfulness with jewelry is as ancient and as human culture itself. It is fair to say that our relationship with jewelry goes deeper than meets the eye as in other consumer needs. All cultures throughout humanity have indulged in this repetitive spiritual ritual - It is almost as if decoratng ones body helps to feed ones soul or to express deep inner passions or desires that are common throughout the mankind. I find this fascinating and I enjoy working hard taking on the challenge portrayed by these concepts. Another concept that is compelling is the commonly heard metaphysical approach, it is believed that jewelry made from some metals and particularly silver can be 'energy charged' to become 'capsules' of their owners wearers individual's energy.
I love the natural ageing of silver that occurs by its natural oxidating properties. This is why I believe that silver becomes more beautiful over time. I see it as a form of clay which needs to be worked and disciplined before it 'rewards' you from its form's consistency. And that feeling of reward when an item has been created is truly sensational!
I believe that our fast pace of life and the progress of technology have created an imbalance that has forced us to neglect our relationship with our primal nature. Instead of accepting the seriousness, pace and stress of modern life, perhaps we can chose to retain our playfulness and focus more on our real needs... the feeding our senses, and the celebration of our primal desires!