Drawing inspiration from his own success with kinetic sculptures and influential artists such as Alexander Calder and Piet Mondrian, jewelry maker Christopher Royal handcrafts little works of modernist art for the ears! With an unusual combination of stainless steel and translucent dyed resin, his playful earrings focus on the beauty of balance and color.
Christopher Royal is a Chicago based artist, designer and sculptor. He was commissioned in 2011 by the City of Chicago to paint a 75-foot mural at a Chicago Metra entrance on the city’s north side. Mr. Royal has and worked for more than 4 years as a resident artist and sculptor in the art department for Harpo studios creating countless scenic elements for The Oprah Winfrey Show. His diverse projects there included everything from hand icing a 25-foot tall, 30-foot wide gingerbread house to designing and building all the floral displays for the Royal Wedding show. He helped create the set for The Rosie Show including designing and building that show’s signature element, the Toy Explosion Chandelier.
“ I love unusual combinations of materials. I find the blend of tough stainless steel and this wonderful translucent resin sexy and fresh. It’s urban and sophisticated but playful at the same time. This collection is inspired by my kinetic sculptures and my desire to create unusual objects of beauty and balance.”