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|Orchid Presents:||Dr. E. Aspler [Hanuman]|
I would like to welcome you to The Ganoksin Project website.
The following is a brief description of my background and an informal look at myself and my work. At present, I fill most of my time with maintaining this site. In truth, I began my professional life as a physician at The Belinson Medical Center in Israel. That I ended up designing jewelry in Bangkok is, in fact, not such a strange eventuality; medicine is hardly pure science - there is considerable artistic content to the profession of medicine and especially surgery.
Eventually, I elected to remove myself from the hospital environment. After traveling around the Southeast Asian area, I decided to settle in Thailand. Within this initial period in Thailand, I continued my interest in medicine by studying alternative medical treatments and methods. In addition, I applied myself to studying the Thai language and the attendant cultural context including Thai Buddhism.
As an aside to my studies, I continued my work in photography and jewelry making, essentially as hobbies. I became progressively more interested in jewelry and its relationship to the broad aspects it represents; and the interaction between design and the self-image of the wearer. Jewelry design and creation ultimately became the mainstay of my daily activities.
Unfortunately, I have never found sufficient merit in the reinterpretation of currently available designs - applying petty alterations to other designers work simply does not produce quality results - extraordinary designs require a genuine dedication to innovation and invention.
I have worked in earnest to stray from the trite and the ordinary. Of course in the end, each finished work must achieve a sort of balance, a congruity of composition - it must make a respectable attempt to accommodate the raw clarity and balance of the human form. While on the other hand, jewelry and accessories should express the disjunct and contradictory aspects of human experience. As such, I have strained to find the fragile conceptual balance between unexpected mediums and themes.
Many of the designs that I have developed have employed dissimilar mediums and unusual stone setting techniques. The challenge has been to harmonize elements and styles that have traditionally been viewed as being incompatible - the result has produced designs with smooth lines, but hard edges; designs that are unusual and fun, but unarguably elegant.
Although my work includes considerable variety, [honestly] my limited editions designs are not for everyone - not every woman can wear red :)
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