“Nothing Grows in a Straight Line,” an artistic collaboration between Helle Mardahl and ELHANATI exploring the fascination of the unpredictable. The collaboration comes to life in the form of jewellery boxes as art objects, uniting two types of visual languages, soft glass & enchanting gold.
Throughout the process, the focus was to find a common ground. “We allowed the material to speak its own distinctive language, we played with it, and we worked on finding a mood that would embrace each of our creative voices” says Helle. As the name of the collection reflects, the inspiration for the collaboration was organic shapes, contrasts & a fascination of the unpredictable, “It’s a beautiful symphony of contrasts.
The hard and the soft, the fragile and the solid. Orit creates jewelry that can get lost, I create glass that can break. It’s two different ways of working with something very precious. Together, we’ve created something
precious that tells a new story”.
The collaboration was a year in the making, spending many evenings drinking wine and discussing their own unique creative visions, interested in how the worlds could merge,
“It has been a dance working with Helle as our worlds are completely different, yet she just understands me and my universe, we have so much respect for each other and that is really what it ́s about.I needed to experience first-hand the craftsmanship and way of working harmoniously with the material with such large machinery, yet in the end you get these small delicate design objects.” Orit Elhanati