As a new blogger and general fashion and style enthusiast, I am extremely interested in reading and looking at the work done by my fellow bloggers. Whilst browsing through a blog called Style Shepherd, I came across a jewellery designer called John Wind. Having looked further into this, I discovered that his line was called John Wind Maximal Art and I decided to write an article about this beautiful jewellery.
Wednesday, 23rd Jun 2010
John Wind is American; however, he studied Art in London in the eighties, where he first developed his passion for jewellery. The focus of his design was vintage styling with a modern twist and he used to scour Portobello market to snag unique materials for his art. John would make the pieces at home and then wear them around town. At 6 feet 6 inches tall, he was probably a fairly unusual sight but we should let him off because he was ‘arty’ and it was the eighties after all! He knocked many doors and eventually achieved success, launching John Wind Maximal Art. He chose the name ‘maximal’ because he felt his work drew a stark contrast to the trends that dominated the art world at the time. I suppose he was quite a maximal type of man himself!
All you have to do is become a follower of this blog, ReallyRee; Attempts at a Stylish Life, and leave a comment here about your favourite Maximal Art piece with a link to it. Leave as many comments as you like. The winner will be chosen by random.org and this giveaway is open to every country. Qualifying comments must be in English and entered by Thursday, July 1st, 2010. The Winners will be notified and announced on Friday, May 2nd.