Ocean Rebirth

A Mauritius-born artist, my work celebrates the rich colours and textures found in mother earth’s environment, particularly in the undersea world. I am passionate about creating unique, contemporary, organic and feminine sculptural jewellery.

During the past few months I lived through emotional ups and downs triggered by the departure of my grandmother and the unambiguous weather changes that marked the months of March and April. Consequently, I was inspired to reconnect with my Indian Ocean roots triggering my desire to investigate the sea and its rich and peaceful ocean world.

In my enquiry about sea anemones, I was particularly fascinated by the Zebra Colonial Anemone for its shape and distinctive black and white stripes as well as the detail of its hundreds of tinny tentacles. Almost fabric-like to the eyes, I sculpted those anemones and painted them with different shades of white to give a sense of lightness and translucency.

In my paper clay neck piece, I use sober white, green and brown colours in the main body of my work, representing restfulness while bright red, orange and purple colours are used for anemones, depicting rebirth and life. I have also added wool into my piece to add movement and contrast between stability and change.

My approach conveys a sense of change after an accomplished cycle as well as a sense of positive renewal.

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