Dubai based Algerian Hakimi Moore enjoys art better when she is creating it. It doesn’t matter what the material or the art medium is: whether it is water colour, wood, hemp, copper, silver or clay. A degree holder in Fine Art, specialising in ceramics, 3 dimensional work is something that excites her the most. Which is why she prefers working with jewelry, sculpture or ceramic.
A member of ARTE these last 4 years, she seems to have perfected the art of displaying her jewelry in an attractive way, at her stall. Her display set up is very simple. Cloth draped over the table on different heights. Carved wooden stands is used to show her jewelry pieces in an attractive way.
Many of her pieces uses the hemp and stone together. Her work is all about contrast between the soft, fragile hemp, and the hard, strong, shiny stones. This is what she says, “When I work with hemp and stone together, I am able to reveal the beauty in a complementary way. Two different materials which have different feel in their material, are brought together in harmony like a loving couple and bring the best of both of each others qualities.” So you want a bit more harmony and love in your life, consider one of Hakimi’s unique pieces.
Inspiration for Hakimi comes from nature, flowers and butterflies. Even natural geometric shapes appeal to her. Which is why you will see a lot of natural materials being used in her work. “There is something about using hemp. Its natural aspect always seems to come alive for me, so it seemed natural for me to use it with stones and see the dual magic that they come up with.”
Dual magic is definitely what we see at Hakimi’s stall at ARTE. In fact, she says, that her participation at ARTE gives her the space to develop new techniques in her jewelry. Then her customers also motivate and challenge her to create new designs. “I do customize my work,” she says, “because it helps me to think outside the box.”