Distinctive originality, creative insight and skilled craftsmanship best describe the work of Hanan Ahmed.
In her beaded creations, Hanan weaves beads of similar color, effectively establishing color ﬂows that meander and guide one's eye in an exploration throughout the surfaces of her necklaces. She skillfully employs the compositional and expressive potential of visual elements to create beautifully integrated work that is texturally rich and harmoniously colorful. The ﬁrst and second beaded sets showing here, and the aqua and rose beaded necklace are good examples displaying her talent for working with color and texture.
One of my favorite pieces is Hanan's paper pendant covered with egg shells. The texture of the egg shell is fascinating in the way it reﬂects light resulting in dynamic and shifting surface patterns, and she very successfully builds an asymmetric dialogue between complementary tones. With green and hints of blue dominating, the touch of red enlivens the pendant.
In both of Hanan's spiral necklaces that are constructed with copper wire and beads, the large beaded pendants hanging from these necklaces function as thematic crescendos counterbalanced by the smaller spiral forms of the necklace's individual links, and there is an exciting color and textural interplay between the beads and copper wire.
Hanan's ring with spirals and beads is a dynamically integrated assemblage that is striking in its visual energy!
I hope everyone enjoys viewing the selections of jewelry created by Hanan Ahmed that is showcased here.
Click on the images below to see larger reproductions of Hanan's work.