Crop Circles /
GUY&MAX have a strong connection with Wiltshire, the brothers spent their school years there. Guy, drawn by the region’s magnetism now spends much of his time in the Vale of Pewsey, where over the last 15 or so years, has converted an old blacksmithy into a gallery and cottage.
Guy, the romantic, has always loved the countryside despite spending most of his life in London. He was attracted to Wiltshire by its natural beauty, and more importantly its dark and mysterious history. So it’s no surprise that every summer just before the harvest, when unexplained formations appear across the magical landscape, Guy starts to wonder.
Last year these wonderments became entangled with another passion of his, jewellery. Having been mesmerised by the infamous Oliver’s Castle film footage of plasma energy spheres creating a crop circle, Guy started to come up with ideas for a very special jewel personal to him, challenging his brother to interpret the concept and produce its reality.
Max approached this unusual task with the gusto and intrigue of any other bespoke commission. However, he too was looking for inspiration for a new collection and Guy knew this. Again the gauntlet was laid down and despite his initial skepticism, Max started looking into the crop circle phenomenon.
Encouraged by his brother’s enthusiasm, Max was immediately drawn to the circular patterns reminiscent of Art Deco. He began to research a little deeper, past the original two dimensional film which had inspired Guy’s commission. Multiple theories involving art, science, religion and fantasy were revealed. He started to look into what he believed to be the most far fetched theory, that of Aliens sending messages from far off galaxies, and he began to design.This collection looks at the idea of a signal or code in an unknown language, it takes its inspiration from Science fiction and Hollywood’s vision of the future. The pattern is a fusion of some of the more geometric crop circles and holographic digital puzzles from film. The end result making a 3d maze of hidden symbols and combinations. The earrings and pendant also have a slightly earlier sci-fi reference, obviously that of the flying saucer!