"In Astrology, each sign's characteristics make up for the qualities lacking in the sign that precedes it. Aries, the sign that begins the Zodiac, symbolizes spring and flows after Pisces, the last sign, born of Winter. It is also a sign that rules the universal. In Pisces there are no boundaries, just all-encompassing love. Pisces is the symbol of primordial waters of creation itself" - Susan Miller, Planets and Possibilities 2000

Creating our Zodiac collections has already been such an eye opening and

educational experience. I've been able to jump into the feels of each sign, enabling a greater awareness of my emotional and spiritual being. This awareness has lead to a deeper connection to the pieces i've been creating, as well as to the people connected to these signs in a new and refreshing way. So much of how we process and connect to things in life is based on the way they are presented to us and the knowledge we have, the more we can connect the dots, the better we are at seeing what is truly in front of us. 

In all honesty when I started this series, I didn't know that there was a first or last sign of the Zodiac, I thought it was just a wheel that went round as the months passed us by. Pisces is actually the last sign of the zodiac and is said to contain all the elements of the zodiac that precede it. It is a sign represented by the symbol of two fish swimming in different directions which represents the spiritual duality of the sign, one fish swimming towards the heavens, the other towards the earth... As above, So Below. Because of the sign's link to spiritual awareness, people with planets in Pisces are often blessed with psychic abilities and it is a very intuitive and psychic time of year for many. I found that the process of designing this collection reminded me to go back to my roots and embrace the magic and intuition rooted within this season. 

My two biggest influences as an artist have consistently been both Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Art Nouveau (New Art) was an art movement popular from 1880's to the first World War, this style of art takes inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world and was used in many facets of design at the time; ranging from architecture, graphic work and illustration. The Art Deco movement came just after it and was most popular in design from the 1920's to 1930's. It's characterized by sleek geometric or stylized forms and the use of man-made materials. While these two styles are so different, they are both so integral to my personal design aesthetic, just like the Pisces fish, I need both to represent the full picture.

Our Pisces Collection (being released on Sunday, March 19th) is an ode to my love of these two art movements and my long time fascination with Mermaids. I felt called to embrace organic shapes and movement in these pieces, with a little bit of that Art Deco geometric flair mixed in. My choice in stones is very much influenced by all aspects of Pisces as well as my chosen "theme" (Art Nouveau Mermaid). You'll be seeing a lot of Aquamarine and Amethyst, along with other stones inspired by the season such as labradorite, various types of quartz, moss agate, chrysoprase, blue lace agate, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli and more. 


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Cover Art: Anne Bachelier - Poissons - France, 2014

Architecture Photo: Gaudi Building in Barcelona, Spain

Art: Alphonse Mucha

March 03, 2023 — Alex Camacho