India de Landa
I design and create contemporary modernist jewelry using nontraditional materials including plexiglass, resin, rubber, and aluminum. Because I could not find jewelry that reflected my style, I began to create my own. I feel that jewelry should be art and reflect the personality of the wearer. Bold designs, abstract shapes, and bright colors are my signature. As a child of the 1960s, Twiggy and Op Art influenced my aesthetic. Abstract artists Mondrian, Calder, and Kandinsky provide inspiration. I use micro-screws as cold connections and all filing, sanding, buffing, drilling, and construction are done by hand. My jewelry is not for the timid. My pieces are for individualists who want to make a statement.