Celebrating Art Basel : Art Inspired Body Jewelry
Celebrating Art Basel : Art Inspired Jewelry
With the opening night of Art Basel 2016, Miami, we were inspired more than ever to celebrate some of the beautiful piercing and body jewelry trends that have been inspired by art. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Art Basel, we’ll fill you in on the blanks before we go bananas on piercing and body jewelry inspo from around the globe.
If you are local to our headquarters here in South Florida, you have probably heard of or visited the Art District in Miami during this time of the year. If you are visiting our neck of the woods this month, be sure to check out our 8th Anniversary Piercing event at True Love Tattoo Studios on December 21st, 2016 to be a part of our fun, free piercing giveaway with fun, food and drinks. For more information, visit our Facebook page. We hope to see you soon!
Art Basel, Miami
Every year, around the first week of December, the Art District known as Wynwood transforms into an artists’ haven. Every nook and cranny of the streets are filled with street art, mostly known as graffiti to the commoner. This area is where we locals refer to as the birth of the hipster lifestyle and fashion. Miami Beach and Midtown Miami attract artists and their exhibitions from all over the globe to inspire and intrigue art aficionados to art virgins alike.
Art Basel is not just limited to paintings; larger than life installations and sculptures populate open spaces and films, performances and photography flood the senses during this precious time between Thanksgiving and the December holidays. 269 of them to be exact. 269 of the most relevant artists gather to present their gifts and talents to the world, paving a year of inspiration for all those lucky enough to be a part of the contemporary and modern art explosion.
Art & Jewelry, the Intimate Connection
Art has been the source of inspiration to jewelry makers for centuries, body jewelry designers included. The art inspiration is transferred into body jewelry in such expressions such as patterns, textures, colors and even form.
Art by Design
When we look at pieces such as an inverted navel ring, the correlation between art and design in evident at first glance. The structural layout of body jewelry is just as important as the function and fashion statement it is making. We’ve gathered a few pieces that really push the envelope in body jewelry design below.
Elaborate gems in rich colors are no doubt inspired by the rich hues found in artwork as well as patterns that defy the eye. From primary colors to blended variations, colors can add to to overall impact that body jewelry has in the artistic of ways. Take a look at some of these beautiful pieces that are no doubt work of art.
Patterns & Textures
Patterns can create the feeling of illusion, depth and mystery to any piece of jewelry. We often overlook patterns that we have become familiar with, such as plaid and polka dots, however, these are all patterns that emerged in art form before they made it to clothing, jewelry and other merchandise.
Art & Piercings, the Ultimate Expression
Piercings are in themselves a statement of self expression, which is also classified as art. The endless combinations of piercings and body jewelry used to express a distinct style is most certainly an artform. Piercings and other body modifications have been a source of unique self expression for decades, inspired by the beauty of art. The jewelry we choose to adorn these piercings are the second tier of customization that we can add our own flare to. If that is not art, we don’t know what is. Go express yourself today and be living work of art, forever changing and inspiring.