A hidden stair reveals itself and descends to new terrain.

 
 
Photographed using a high mm lens and low F stop to produce the intense blurring.

Photographed using a high mm lens and low F stop to produce the intense blurring.

Stair Ring

A stair is a series of platforms that take you from one elevation to another. What's the significance of a descant, of a landing at the bottom, or of a downward progression? When unworn, the stair steps down to a hole, without a landing. But when wearing it, the skin creates a soft landing. Sometimes a stair is a barrier while other times it is an opportunity to move between elevations.

A bronze set of stairs.

A bronze set of stairs.

Stairs made of sterling silver.

Stairs made of sterling silver.

The stair is a reoccurring theme in my sketches, representing the not-so-literal concepts of ascension and descent. This is the second in my architecture series, playfully taking architectural forms and embedding them with meaning aside from the obvious. The ring is made using parametric computer algorithms, which allows the design to adapt across all ring sizes with every step staying meaningful.

    Photography by Artur Dabrowski. Modeling by Corinne Hall.

    Photography by Artur Dabrowski. Modeling by Corinne Hall.

     
    Artur Dabrowski