Forest Spirits really began in a spontaneous manner in response to the past year’s events. The idea was to find innovative ways that would remind people of tiny little details that are usually forgotten in the daily life, which are in reality quite simply, beautiful. The entirety of the pieces was created in London and unveiled for the first time at JCK in Las Vegas.
Have you ever wondered how jewellery protects you? Coline and her amulets have. The idea behind these forest characters was to visually and playfully shape little spirits that would come under the form of masks and imaginary creatures. These sculpture- like compositions started off as wax hand carvings and real-life impressions from the city and its organic surroundings. Once formed, they would act as friends for your fingers that would be protective companions, if you allow them to be. Their power, neither considered good nor bad, is meant to bring emotional comfort to the wearer, just like a protective armour would shield an ancient warrior.
Furthermore, colours are always an important part of Coline’s work. This can be seen through her use of vitreous enamel such as the three blue-eyed face EyeSeeYou and vibrant stones like on knockonwood pendant featuring a green topaz, helping them come alive. Another amulet that stands out is a wood creature wrapped around your finger called DontBeGreedy. The silver creature holds a blue topaz in its mouth, clearly keeping it for itself, intentionally emphasizing the essential need to share this planet’s richness.