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AYESHA SUREYA


jewellery /sculpture


PINANKI COMMISION (CSM GRADUATE)
2022


Werable sculptures made from:
- old door knobs in my mums bedroom - the green room. 

- repurposed lac dyed jute fibers, cotton fibres, recycled chain, aluminium wire, ghungroo 





jewellery/sculpture

‘Devas’ 2023

In this surrealist body of wearable metal pieces, each one is born from the iconography and cosmologies presented around Hindu deities and their physical forms - mirroring the jewellery and name itself. 
Made through digital formations, each jewel is evidence of a creative synthesis of ancient drawings with modern techniques - creating a new mythology that enables us to interact and relate to a world remote from us. Combined with this is a sense of haptic healing portrayed through the simulation of touch - mimicked through the Mudras as sacred hand gestures adorning the body.


The photos are tinged with inspirations derived from old Indian chromolithographs from India's colonial era, which historically helped to democratise depictions of Hindu cosmologies.

Directed by Ayesha Sureya 
Shot by Ritika Singh



Photos in collab w/ Ritika Singh The ancient Vedas, written in Sanskrit allude to their gods as Devas, meaning celestial and benevolent beings also referred to as the ‘shining ones

costume/jewellery 

Mya Mehmi
‘Parivaar’ video (2022)

 



jewellery/sculpture

‘sun hug’
(2022)

Beaded object and beaded tassels worn here in Shivani ‘rise from the dust’ Video
Shot by Ananya

 


sculpture/jewellery

 

‘home,stay’

2018



Mass-produced jewellery is often not intended to last for very long. My hand-carved rolling pin allows people to exchange their old crystals and have them embedded into their rolling pin so the memory of the jewellery is transposed into their food. This kitchen tool further enriches your culinary culture and helps you feel connected to jewellery in a different way, away from the body.

Hand-turned pine-wood, Swarovski crystals (2018)