”In the master’s hand the gold comes alive for the marvellous material it is. No one can get the gold to speak like Arje Griegst. Not merely that it always glitters, but gold as a marvellous malleable material with many hues; soft, warm and organic.” – The Bank of Denmark Jubilee Foundation’s Honorary Grant, 1999
SPIRAL BRACELET NO. 10, 18K GOLD.
What fascinated Arje was the metal’s capacity to reflect light, keep its lustre and make jewels glow. The Spiral series reveals his ability to depict essentially different expressions and the design moves as if along a natural trail.
SPIRAL BRACELET CATALOGUE, 1973
Arje Griegst developed his own technique to cast jewellery. It was exactly what he needed to manifest and precisely what he intended: an organic, dramatic form of expression.
SPIRAL NECKLACE IN 18K GOLD WITH A SAPPHIRE
Liquid gold expresses a transformation and carry dynamic forces within.
When the metal cools down, the piece of jewellery assumes its form.