SILK SCARVES

hand painted with love

Andreea Zahn

I resemble myself and my artistic evolution with the tough process of producing and painting the silk. Although the thread seems to be so frail, it passes through boiling water, grasps and twists, bleaching, drying and weaving and in the end it comes out being part of a noble fabric, full of strength and luster. In the hands of the artist, the silk passes once more through hot wax, dyes, heat, steaming and washing to become a work of art that can be worn, touched and felt. The first part of our lives and the first part of my becoming as an artist had to pass through the hands of others to be roughly polished and shaped, but our becoming as the ones we want to be has to pass through our own hands, minds and hearts. My artistic expression is strongly bounded to my becoming: a woman, an artist, a person.

Alhambra

My inspiration for this collection lies in the beautiful sacred geometry patterns that can be found on the walls of the Alhambra Palace and the trees and flowers that grow all around the palace’s gardens. The Islamic geometry that can be multiplied and extended to infinity is interpreted as a reflection of God’s boundless and his infinite compassion. The gentle myrtle flowers are a symbol of love, forgiveness and femininity and the graceful pomegranate flowers inspire rebirth and eternal love

Finite-Infinite

Sacred geometry as an expression of Divinity in Islamic and Romanian art was the inspiration behind the “Finite – Infinite” project. Geometric compositions with finite shapes can be extended to infinity, being interpreted as a reflection of God’s boundless. The “Finite-Infinite” project carries within the finite shapes of the geometrical forms seen as our physical limitation and the infinite possibility of combining and extending these geometries seen as our infinite love, thinking and spirituality.

Queen Marie's Manuscript

“Queen Marie’s manuscript” silk scarf collection represents the quintessence of a feminine spirit. It is inspired by the Manuscript of Queen Marie of Romania, a book of gouache paintings dedicated to King Ferdinand in 1906.  “Queen Marie’s manuscript” collection is about fulfilling the possibility to wear the symbols one believes in. It’s about grace and beauty gathered in the most precious silk. It’s about complementing the strict lines of old geometric forms with the roundness of fresh flowers. This magical combination creates a resemblance to a woman’s straight sense and emotional heart.

Men's Pocket Squares

My inspiration for the men’s pocket squares collection comes from the wonderful hand painted manuscript of Queen Marie of Romania, created in 1906 for King Ferdinand I and from her passion for geometric symbols and writing. The stylized cross is a prevailing symbol in Queen Marie’s paintings for revival and faith, while her writing was a powerful source of reconnection to her inner self.