Phoebe Walsh Jewellery
Flower pendant in 100% recycled Sterling Silver.
A delicate pair of Kyivan flowers, held in a gentle caress. This necklace captures the first moment of spring bloom.
Flowers foraged by Olga Morozova in Popudrenko Park, Kyiv, Ukraine. March 2022.
*Limited Edition release.* There will be just 1/10 available in Batch 01, so get yours whilst you can.
“Oleksandra is a Ukrainian version of a Greek name Alexandra obviously, which means a defender/a protector. So it all falls into place here. One of the main symbols of modern Kyiv is the mother-defender statue, you have probably seen its pictures it is all over the internet now.”
Oleksandra, London based Ukrainian painter and designer.
925 Sterling Silver / 18ct Gold Vermeil
Silver, Gold Vermeil
Pre-release made to order
LOVELETTER TO KYIV | Spring 2023
Dreamlike in aesthetic, the designs reveal texture left behind from the war flowers which were burnt into the metal surface. The flowers were picked from the new frontlines in Kyiv and eternalised in recycled precious metals. The project began in March when a brave Kyivan artist Olga Morozova agreed to go searching for flowers as her city fell ablaze. The pressed botanicals, were picked by Morozova in the first spring as frost thawed and bombing raids tormented Kyiv. The collection is a symbol of hope and flourishing in a time of great upheaval; a reminder that while life may be fragile, it is resilient.
Celebrating the creative voices of 6 Ukranian Muses behind the collection, who have the power to inspire and create.
20% sales to support artists in Ukraine.
OLEKSANDRA | MUSE
Oleksandra, @ol.martson, is a painter, designer and mother. In her portraiture, Oleksandra explores themes of promise and hope by depicting the younger generation as grand characters, looked up to by observers. Her young idols are bold, frequently familiar, with her son being a focal point in many paintings as her chosen muse.
The strong maternal bond between mother and son is what guided her to leave life and family behind in Kyiv 2022, and is a source of great inspiration to Phoebe. The designs inspired by Oleksandra are often seen in the subtlety of flower pairs as a nod to this bond - a pair of delicate folding flowers in a maternal embrace; or a double armour flower ring with strength in numbers.
UKRAINE FOR THE FUTURE
20% of sales will go to Future of Ukraine, a foundation that artist Olga Morozova has set up for this collection and project.
The fund has been set up to help support talented young artists in Kyiv by providing essential art supplies and materials to further their skills.
Many students who remained in Kyiv during the war have been unable to escape the realities of frequent air raids, violence and disruptions. Olga has been teaching in the shelters, and has noticed how powerful this time can be to create art, build their own realities and nurture skills. With Olgas' teaching, and access to tools through this foundation, we can invest in the talented younger generations in Ukraine.
"I think this will help the gifted youth. Many students cannot buy the necessary materials (paints, canvases, ect.) and they really want the support. After all, they stayed in Kyiv, often working in extreme conditions, but they never ceased to enjoy life and hope." Olga Morozova.
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