Biology. Vectors. Mechanisms. Music.
These are but few of the many inspirations Eugenie Huang draws from to inform her jewelry line, Deka Ray. Ms. Huang Selway creates objects that seem like artifacts from a far away universe, collisions in materiality and construction. In her hands, polyhedra formed from brass tubing becomes flexible yet aggressive, laser-cut wood is rhythmically lashed together with shards of phosphorescent Lucite to create an angular, mathematically symmetric moth. Her work is otherworldly and technological in thought-process, yet imbued with the ambiance of the natural environment as a tactile, material influence.
Growing up amidst of stacks of blueprints, art volumes, and music anthologies in the woods of North Carolina, Ms. Huang Selway first began making jewelry after reading a book about Alexander Calder at the age of 8. Between pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in architecture at MIT and Columbia, she spent a year in middle Ohio learning how to rebuild motorcycle parts and motors. She is the Director of Global Store Design at Kiehl's Since 1851 and for almost a decade shared the NYC-based architectural practice Formactiv. She has also apprenticed for conceptual jewel-smith atelier Trimetall in Cologne and with the late Jessica Rose in New York.
As seen in:
Elle, Refinery29.com, Style.com, Teen Vogue, Elle Accessories, I.D. Magazine, NYLON, Theme Magazine, InStyle Germany, SOMA, FADER.com, Luckymag.com, WWDFast, Coutorture.com, zozoom.com, Teenvogue.com, ZINK magazine
Selected as GENART's Fresh Faces 2008 and I.D. New and Notable of 2008
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