Ecosystem, which is an abbreviation for the ecological system in our language, is a concept related to environmentalism. It defines the order that nature has. Nature’s workings order works without any interference. The self-centered person and the word ego, which can be used directly as “me”, means that every method is permissible for the person to reach his interests. In industrial productions, there is unconscious destruction away from environmental approaches, and the same may be the case in artistic productions. This situation can be exemplified in many disciplines, from fashion design to jewelry design. While people who create artistic or industrial designs damage the ecosystem, on the other hand, it is unethical to take inspiration from nature and use biomimetic science in their designs. While nature is completely in service to human beings, the size and importance of its existence increases as it also inspires artistic productions. In this context, attention will be drawn to nature by examining biomimetic examples in the field of art and then making an application. The starting points of art, such as material concerns in industrial productions and self-realization in artistic productions, may be more important than the environment, which is the common value of humanity, and the obligation to take responsibility for it. The artist has a personality trait that questions gaps and fills the gaps. At this stage, any artist may have seen the ecosystem as a starting point and created an irreversible void in nature with his work, that is, he may have destroyed natural resources and habitat. Since the subject is related to the ecosystem, it can be mentioned about research with a sociological aspect, as it may have effects on different individuals encountered on the street and even on global social functioning.
About Jellyfish Brooch
In this research, it is inevitable to produce with waste materials in line with the ecocritical method. Silver, the main material of the jellyfish design, was obtained by collecting and melting scrap silver. The stones present in the collected scrap silver were removed and brought to life again in this design. The part that will enable the brooch to be attached to the outfit is obtained by riveting a safety pin to silver. Brass and copper, which have similar characteristics to silver metal, are also suitable metals for this design.
The design is based on the nature-form relationship, a zoomorphic jewellery design was created and in line with the definition of mimetic. A living organism has been accepted as an art input. In this design, an animal morphology model taken as a brooch, it was calculated to be in size and weight that can be carried on the collar as a brooch, positioning has been achieved. It is revealed by the interpretation of the shape of a jellyfish in the art of jewelry. In the design, a tapering form from top to bottom was followed. The round and the veined structure are provided by the color transitions and fluctuations in the inner structure of the lapizlazuli stone. Jellyfish from above its fringed structure, which oscillates downwards, is transferred to the audience with twisted wires. In order to soften the sharp lines in the parts, these ends are turned into globules by being exposed to high heat. In the upper and middle parts of the design, certain points are hammered to gain flattened surface to give a volume to the design.