DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I

DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I

1,600.00

  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery
  • DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I - 18Karat Studio+Gallery

DAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I

1,600.00

One of a kind, hand-made Mokume Gane wedding band created by Toronto artist John Carnes. This ring is one of an award winning series; having received the Best in Show title during the 2009 CONNECTIONS Juried Art Exhibition.

DESCRIPTION
damascus stainless steel
14k yellow gold
rough diamond
black and white diamonds

SKU # CAR-10009

JOHN CARNES
"In 1996, I redirected my creative energies from music (I am a bassist,) to jewellery design and metalsmithing. Aside from some basic jewellery courses and specialized workshops, I consider myself "formally self taught" (a phrase coined by the bassist Jaco Pastorious).

The fierce individuality of Jazz greats Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Betty Carter, the "less is more" approach of the great bassist Ron Carter, and the unmatched beauty of Chopin and Debussy inform and inspire my life and work every bit as much as anything in the visual arts. For me, the color, line and spontaneity of pattern and design inherent in creating Mokume Gane is analogous to the creation of music.

When I sit at the bench, however, my inspiration is derived mainly from the materials I work with. What can and cannot be asked of a given material defines the boundaries within which artistic decisions are made. Paradoxically, the more clearly one understands these limitations, the more limitless the creative possibilities become".

TORONTO, CANADA

18Karat Studio+GalleryDAMASCUS STEEL MOKUME RING I