A vast mysterious forest – so beautiful that your eyes and ears struggle to take it all in – is the theme of Anne’s collection on the occasion of her 65th birthday.
She is attracted by the quiet, dark and profound beauty of the forest.
A multitude of images, inspired by classical music, literature and emotions, appear uninvited in the still of the night and the early morning dawn.
Creating a new collection is always a huge challenge Anne tells us.
She knows what she wants to achieve but converting this into a coherent collection, even after all these years, remains an intense exploratory experience.
In the chaos of her workshop, surrounded by sketches and an abundance of materials, she tries to channel and synthesise the flow of ideas.
In this collection she has opted for all the different shades of green, the colours of wildflowers and insects.
Each piece of jewellery is named after its source of inspiration:
e.g. Anemone, Glade, Dusk, Fern, Wild strawberry, Hyacinth, Daffodil, Dragonfly, Lily of the valley…
The collection consists of approximately 60 items of jewellery – including rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and hair jewellery – made from 18ct gold, silver, precious stones and pearls.
Anne Zellien will be a guest in the foyer of the Antwerp Opera,
Scenographer Bob Verhelst will oversee the presentation,
VRT Presenter and editor Katelijne Boon will provide the introduction.
The opening reception will take place on Thursday 6 October between 17.00 and 22.00 hrs.
Katelijne Boon’s address will take place at 19.00 hrs.
Exhibition Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October between 12.00 and 18.00 hrs