When I was a child I observed with placid terror how spiders manipulated their prey. A ritual as relentless as refined that I have tried to reproduce in a piece of jewelry. Normally jewels are kind objects, but in this case they have a different role; it is something dangerous to be handled with great care. It is a golden spider with 8 very sharp flexible legs. A temporal piercing which incorporates pain as an unavoidable aspect of the jewel. The process of fastening is almost surgical, the skin is disinfected, it is applied and it is removed with a small mechanical artefact. The process is not free of danger and pain. Beauty hurts and requires an act of bravery and submission. The jewel possesses and controls you as the spider with its prey.
Repulsion and fascination, the insects have exercised a strange fascination in the jewelers of all the epochs.
Designed by Martín Azúa and made by the jeweler Roc Majoral / Majoral.
A collection of special objects, which provide unconventional relationships with users, tell and generate stories. Objects have an influence on our behavior, they are active agents and not mere instruments. The rituals that govern these relationships can be as absurd as transcendental.
“The designer is the archer aiming at the target (the problem) with the desire to hit in the center, place of commitment and balance between the many factors of a project. The artist is another type of archer who consciously shoots the arrow outside the range, with the will to go and look to what is beyond the boundaries of what is possible. This research attitude, which up to now was considered belonging to art, is shared by many disciplines including design. It can be said that what counts is the degree of experimentation with which projects are addressed, the ability to ask questions that challenge reality. Objects, observed in their multiple connections, can be very revealing of how we are and how we could be. “