Metalsmith and jewelry maker Dukno Yoon makes these amazing kinetic rings with feather “wings” that move when the wearer bends the finger donning the ring. Watching the animated GIFs is decidedly mesmerizing.
Joyas como estructura mecánica, el movimiento de nuestro cuerpo hace que se activen, y así la forma de éstas no es estática, sino que está en permanente cambio >> la continua transformación es su única forma.
Seoul-based metalsmith and jeweler Dukno Yoon creates rings, bracelets, and other devices that mimic the movements of birds by harnessing the motion caused by the flick of the wrist or flexing of fingers. Yoon received his BFA from Kookmin University, Seoul and a MFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and most recently has been working on a series of metronomes that also explore the movement of birds. Though I was only able to embed a few of the animated examples of his work above, head over to his Wings gallery to see many more devices in action, the bracelets in particular are really fun to watch. If you like the kinetic nature of these pieces also check out the work of Gary Schott.
The animated GIFs above are pretty large and might take a moment to load if you’re on a slower connection. We’ll see how the bandwidth does for this post and I’ll do my best to keep them up.
“Although the recent series, segmented wings, has been focused on the formal challenge to engineer an intricate movement that simulates bird wings, these works are intended to be a series of poems in which I develop my own formal language, interpret the nature of wings, create various structural forms with movements, and share the metaphor, imagination, humor, with viewer/wearer.”