Stroke Me is the closest I have reached in making the tactile sublime. Although still an ongoing investigation, the first wearable pieces are complete.
This articulated titanium brooch is lightweight, yet draping, undulating, strokeable. It has a personality, at times it seems alive and responsive to touch.
Two streams of investigation converge: one of theoretical research into the emotional potential of tactile objects, especially jewellery, and a second physical and technical investigation into how to create nuzzling, clinging, draping articulation at a wearable scale.
This is on the path to creating jewellery which touches back. Watch this space.
Photography on the model is by Mihalis Intzieyanni and Savvas Zinonos. Brooch on the pebble is photographed by Revekka Moustaki-Zei.