Unlike modernism’s quest for calm, clean lines, Arje wanted to capture the transient, ambiguous and powerful forces of nature that can’t be tamed whilst at the same time demonstrating their ferocity. He sought to capture the water’s movements and create a stylised image of the complex and contradictory formations that can occur on the surface of the ocean.
SKETCH CREATED FOR A WAVE SCULPTURE, 2008.
The material was Arje's co-creator, wether he worked in gold, silver, porcelain or in larger formats such as this Wave sculpture, he had an exquisite feeling for the dynamic between precision and fluidity, hardness and softness, material and form, Arje brought a rare sense of vibrating splendour inspired by the beauty of the natural and mythical worlds.
WAVE RING TAHITI PEARL
From 1996-2000 Arje returned again to his interest in water. He developed a wax technique that would allow him to achieve the precision he strove for.