THE arché PROJECT

The arché project, Belinda's latest collection of functional art pieces, draws inspiration from a few sources. The name was inspired by Karl Kraus’s maxim “origin is goal”, suggestive as it is of the coalescence of the archaic with the futuristic.

She began with a fascination for the way in which M.C. Escher employed repeated geometric tilings called tessellations. While Escher was inspired by studying the Moorish use of symmetry in the Alhambra tiles during a visit to Granada in 1922, Belinda was drawn to the tessellated stone tiles in the mosques of the Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, which she visited in the spring of 2012.
 

The arché project also explores geometric optical illusions, particularly the interpretive ambiguity of what is known as the Necker cube illusion, which impels one’s brain to switch from one perspective to another.

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arché 01 // 01

Earrings composed of geometric leather tilings in black grey and lime tinged white shimmer.

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arché 02 // 01
arché 02 // 01

Earrings composed of geometric leather tilings in Navy blue, silver and red.

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arché 03 // 01
arché 03 // 01

Earrings composed of geometric leather tilings in red, brown, mustard and white.

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arché 04 // 01
arché 04 // 01

Earrings composed of geometric leather tilings in navy blue, red and silver.

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arché 05 // 01
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Earrings composed of geometric leather tilings in brown, mustard and cream.

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arché 06 // 01
arché 06 // 01

Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in red, brown, white and gold.

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arché 06 // 01
arché 06 // 01

Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in red, brown, white and gold.

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arché 07 // 01
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Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in red, brown, white and gold.

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arché 07 // 01
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Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in red, brown, white and gold.

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arché 08 // 02
arché 08 // 02

Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in lime tinged white, black and grey.

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arché 09 // 01
arché 09 // 01

Earrings composed of geometric leather motifs in white and forest green with hand painted gold detail.

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arché 09 // 01
arché 09 // 01

Earrings composed of geometric leather motifs in white and forest green with hand painted gold detail.

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arché 10 // 01
arché 10 // 01

Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in red, brown, white and gold.

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arché 08 // 01
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Pendant composed of geometric leather tilings in red, blue, and silver.

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