David Huycke

(BE,1967)

“It has always fascinated me how and in what materials things were constructed, and what these things communicated by the way they were made… Materials and making are, in many aspects, my core interest: as a way to realize things, as a process in itself, and as a subject matter.”

David Huycke initially studied as a goldsmith and started to make jewelry but soon discovered a preference for larger scale works. Through his study of ornament, his attention was turned to granulation, an ancient technique used for decorative purposes on the surface of jewelry. In his PHD obtained in 2010 "The Metamorphic Ornament : Re thinking Granulation" he succeeded in transforming this purely decorative technique into the structure of the object itself.

Throughout his study of the module of the granule and the action of "fusing" —teh essence of the technique of granulation—Huycke has created a series of objects declining from this concept : two granules in fusion, the fusion of a square with a circle, the fusion of void in space,...

Objects are in solid silver 925, hand-hammered or granulated.