SIKA | OHIRI 002
A SERIES OF TEXTURED JEWELLERY REFERS TO EXPLODED NUGGETS THAT ROAM HUMAN BODY.
Photographer: Kader Diaby
Creative Director: Akebehi Kpolo
Muses: Mawa Diarassouba, Abdel Doumbia
Sika (which means "gold") occupies a central place in the Akan culture. Alive in the state of nugget, dead in the state of powder, Sika is assimilated to a living being in perpetual motion. HE is a way to communicate
with the divine, and also a materialization of life forces.
1- Baule breastplate solid casting, wax bead technique, All copyrights and credit go to the British Museum / 2- Diby Koffi & Koffi Yao Christophe, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, 1988 | by Jean-Paul Barbier
SIKA IS INSPIRED BY THE PLACE OF GOLD IN OUR CURRENT SOCIETIES. A SERIES OF SILVER & VERMEIL BODY ADORNMENTS THAT FEATURES HUMAN BODY AND GOLD
Gold is one of the most highly-desired and useful metals in the world. Today, gold still occupies an important place in our culture and society. However some people sometimes tend to forget the impacts of gold mining on the Environment and human health.
If Gold could talk...