Roozbeh Rastegar - Artemis Ring

Artist: Roozbeh Rastegar
Materials: sterling silver, fine silver, enamel
Size: 9.5
Dimensions: 45 X 15 mm

Artist Statement:
Through the use of the Optical Illusion theme, Roozbeh is saying that facts and reality are not necessarily exposed to the audience on the initial viewing. In this collection, on a totally flat surface, he creates a 3-dimensional quality to trick the viewers' eyes. waiting for the "AHA'' moment, when the audience realizes that what they see is not what they thought it was at the beginning, he is suggesting not to always accept what one sees at first glance.
This ring is one of piece of “Optical Illusion” collection. It made of sterling with an enameling part. Roozbeh used anticlastic rising technique to hand fabricate this ring. It is hollow and hand forged. It has a triangular profile in one end transitioning to the flat side on the other end. On the triangular side, there is a actual 3-D pyramid but on the flat end there is a flat triangle with enameling on it trying to imitate the 3-D side. For making such a difficult shape I made several prototypes out of brass and silver before.

Artist Bio:
Roozbeh Rastegar was born into an artisan family in Tehran, Iran. Unlike his family, he first studied mathematics in high school and then ceramic engineering at university. He has always been fascinated by the creativity exuding from the minds of artists and inventors; the process in which they add something new to this world and give life to something that didn’t exist before. After experimenting with a variety of different art-based fields such as hand drawing and painting, graphic design, and photography, he established his fashion design business where he designed and produced a variety of leather-based products including bags and accessories. After immigrating to Canada, he began seeking a career that could incorporate his hand skills and creative mind, and he took the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College, and have graduated in 2020. While in school he received two prestigious awards. One from the Canadian Gemological Association as an Emerging Artist Award and the other for achieving the highest GPA from the Canadian Jewellery Association. His line of one a kind jewellery and limited production work is made by hand and sold under the name Rooz Jewellery.

This ring ships from outside of the United States and delivery may take up to 2 weeks. There is a $40 international shipping fee for this ring. 

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2021, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.