As long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with the sky. The clouds and stars have always triggered my imagination. For each Armature collection I create a cinematic look book telling the story behind the designs. For the Armature Orion Collection, I created my own Infinity room, this later reminded me of Yayoi Kusama’s work of the “Infinity Mirrored Room- The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away”
Infinity Mirrored Room- The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, Photo by the Broad Museum
The first time I stumbled across Yayoi Kusamas’ art was at Art Basel Miami in 2015. On an art basil vip art tour with Sotheby’s led by my friend and AXA art expert, Olivia Cinqmars. She told us how Yayoi committed herself to an institution and traveled to her art studio everyday to work.
I thought her story was so interesting, intriguing me to learn more reading her autobiographical book “Infinity Net”. Yayoi tells the story of her determination to be an artist and how she came to create her own unique style of art through her struggle with mental illness and her obsession with bright colors, repetition and dots.
Art fans and critics flocked to Yayoi Kusamas “The Souls of Millions” instillation at The Broad museum this past season and her work has continued to draw the attention of the art world since she started her career in 60s when she was apart of the pop art and avant-garde scene in New York City.
Narcissus Garden, Yayoi Kusama
The more I look at Yayoi Kusama work I see her influence and similarities in my own art . Yayoi Kusamas ‘Narcissus garden’ reminds me of silver spheres that ordain the hand draped silver chain Armature jewelry from the Orion collection, reflecting and distorting the reality around us.
One of the most obvious pieces in my collection that remind me of Yayoi Kusama’s art is the Armature Aspect Earrings, adorned with more then half a carat in raw gray diamonds and made from smooth sterling silver chain and handmade hollow spheres.
Sierra Capri star on the new 2018 Netflix series “On my Block” can be seen wearing the Armature Aspect earrings at the Netflix red carpet premiere of the new show.