Polli and Emma Van Leest

Paper art transformed into stunning pieces of jewellery what more could one want?  We are smitten with the collaboration between Emma van Leest and Polli.   Emma is the Melbourne based paper based artist who designed these pieces for Australian jewellery company Polli.  You may like recall we interviewed Emma earlier this year, you can read Emma ‘s interview here.

Emma tells that the pieces “are designed as talismans or mementoes that sailors might leave with their loved ones, or bring home to them, during the long, arduous and dangerous sea exploration journeys that were undertaken by the likes of Abel Tasman, Captain Cook and Francis Drake. These journeys were taken with fortune and glory in mind, in search of an undiscovered paradise which was believed to exist just beyond the boundary of the world as known to Europeans. We know the consequences of these voyages were far more complex and far less triumphant than the sailors envisaged. But the discovery of the wonders of these beautiful places, so exotic to European eyes, was the dawning of a gradual and imperfect understanding of the world we all live in”

You can purchase the Emma Van Leest series for Polli through their website here

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