The Jaw Nouveau Collar Necklace is an unusual design in its placement upon the neckline. While the chain takes centre position, the elegant and organic Art Nouveau patterns sit either side, within each collar bone.
Cast from the lower jaw of the rat and reminiscent of the decorative and sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau aesthetic, each jaw piece was positioned into multiples. These recurring motifs create a new pattern when faced inward, transforming into floral symmetry. The long, curved front tooth of the rat, the incisor, appropriates the very nature of Art Nouveau. With sinuous, organic curves, these designs are edgy in subject matter and elegant in execution.