It was inspired by african art, earthy colors, irregular shapes, authentic look... all of which reflect perfectly, for me, the organic creative process.
Here are some of the pictures -sources of inspiraation- I came across at the time.
Below, a picture of Akwaba dolls. These are ritual wooden fertility dools from Ghana. I am lucky to own one as my father worked for few years as an Art dealer and gave me one as my 18th birthday present.
The way they inspired me is more subtle: I guess their femininity pushed me to design a shape of necklace that would be flattering around the neck of any woman.
I was pleased with it but it took me a while to actually post a picture of it on Facebook. I felt my friends would not like it. Not that it matters too much; Andy Warhol once said:
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
Still, my worries were unfounded as many people told me how they loved this piece :)