By Iris De La Torre
Iris' starting point in making the CATS collection was the symbolic and mystic connotations and beliefs that many cultures around the world and throughout history have held about cats. Felines are aesthetically beautiful and elegant animals and Iris wanted to represent them in a collection of 4 different cats with different personalities.
Cats make great domestic pets and they are often associated with mystery are connected to other world. In different cultures cats are believed to have protective qualities.
The thoughtful cat brooch is made out of shimmering silver acrylic with a striking graphic printed eye and tail detail in jet black colour and base metal silver plated pin bar. It comes with a gift box and a card with a graphic illustration of the cat.
Dimensions: 6 cm approximately.
Iris is inspired by the folkloric spirit of Mexico, it's naive art style and vibrant combinations of colour. She is influenced by 1960s graphic design and her jewellery features pattern, repetition, people, flora and fauna.