Chris Davies has always had a passion for the “architecture” of nature and the complexity of the ancient world. The world’s grand canyons and grand temples, forest floors and rich textiles, beetle wings and ceremonial dress ignite his imagination. They fuel a desire to express the bold power and subtle craftsmanship of these natural and human treasures in a way that is unmistakably current.
Davies' jewelry nestles and balances on the body, allowing the wearer to feel integrated with the jewel. This connection to body is as important as the visual impact of the piece. Davies creates jewelry that doesn't merely act as a rigid metal container for gemstones, but has kinetic potential as well as deep aesthetic and metaphysical purpose. At once ancient and modern, the designs have a sculptural presence that elevates the work beyond fashion.