Stolen Jewels

An exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value. Using Google Image Search, we browsed through some of the most expensive and often famous jewelry in the world, the low-res images we found were stolen, doctored, then transfered to leather, creating a tangible new incarnation. With the expense and intricacy of the jewels stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted.

printed and scored leather.

Availability: Available from Velvet da Vinci and select galleries.

Below are high-res images for publication.

The use of each image is subject to the following terms: All images copyright Mike and Maaike Inc. Images are for editorial use by press only. Mike and Maaike shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of the Image.

If used for publication, design/s will be credited "Mike and Maaike". If published on the web, a link shall be included to