Tanavoli strives to beautify the shape in multiple expressions of three dimensioniality and a variety of materials ranging from highgloss fiberglass to polished bronze.


Tanavoli has made rings and pendants in silver and bronze. More recently he has worked on jewels that incorporate rough stones from his home country. 'For most artists, any tiny object can be turned into jewellery; a nail, a fork or a spoon,’ says Tanavoli. 'For me, however, jewelleries are my sculptures in small scale – I cannot draw a boundary between the two. If for other artists, the world is full of ideas, my ideas have never been more than a few. But these few have kept me busy for over 50 years. Only they never appear in the same scale or shape.’