Peter Antor - RISE

Artist: Peter Antor, Illinois
Materials: sterling silver, fine silver, ebony, 24k gold foil
Size: 7.5
Dimensions: 2x1

Artist Statement: Fabricated from wood and precious metal this ring is heavily influenced by architecture, especially the art deco era. The ebony base creates a vibrant contrast to the fine silver inlay radiating upward on both sides. This directional thrust is met at the top by a faceted pyramid created from sterling silver tubing. The hollow tubing invites your eye in and rewards the viewer with a luscious layer of gold nestled under the pyramid. Mixing materials gives me a chance to play with design and construct in a way not possible when only working in metal. RISE is a culmination of material research that began in graduate school and continues to grow with each piece.

Artist Bio: Peter is a Chicago-based artist, designer, and educator. After earning his MFA in 2016, he has worked as a resident artist, college professor, and recently opened a design and fabrication company. Working in a variety of materials Peter creates unique jewelry and custom furniture/lighting.

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2022, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.

Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.