Sylvia de Vries – Ribbers is a Dutch surreal contemporary artist, specialised in horror and the
bizarre. She takes her inspiration from the human anatomy, (dark) folk and fairy tales and the
darkness of the mind.
Ever since she could hold a pencil, she has been drawing and colouring. Fairy tales and
Disney have been her first inspiration, but ever since she was little there was still that part of
her that liked the dark and unusual. Now she tries to combine those two styles into one,
showing people the most scary thing on earth is what is in the peoples own minds.
Besides her own work as form of Art Therapy, she does various submissions from portraits of
loved ones and animals to tattoo designs and book illustrations.
She is also an artist at Gift Horse Productions, an art team situated in the Washington state of
the USA. Examples of her work can be found on her Facebook page, Instagram and website.
The pieces I designed for Curiology are of course pieces I myself would love to see on jewellery. I
wanted to go beyond the standard Halloween theme and find something that would fit the theme
but also can be worn all year around.
I took inspiration from several parts in history, the Medical field, Crime and Punishment and overall
Plague Doctor Necklace. 2.5 inches tall. Black and white print on clear acrylic.
Worn on an 18 inch silver plated, black, or sterling silver chain.
Manufactured by Curiology Ltd, using the highest quality UK sourced materials and components.
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