The Image that started it all.

When I started this on-line design journal I wrote about a photograph of Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe that I had seen in a magazine (see here for the original post).  The image and the article that described the work and character of this radical jewellery designer totally captivated me.  When I wrote that original post back in May 2010 I could not find that image anywhere.

Today, I found it, here in a box, packed away in London.

Saturday Newspaper Magazine, article, June 1999
This image changed the course of my life.

I will leave you with a quote taken from the article that accompanied this iconic image.
 
"From the very beginning, Torun was at odds with the dressy, showy school of jewellery typical of her era.  She worked with silver (unfashionable at the time) rather than precious metals, a material 'from which I can coax fluid, curving movement'.  Her favourite gems were pebbles sculpted by the sea - she met Picasso on the beach while looking for stones.  'I am fascinated by the vortex, this movement which penetrates all of the universe, from the galaxies to the smallest molecule of DNA.  Everything around us swirls - the vortex symbolises to me the vibrations of life, infinity, heavenly creation.' "