Jean-David Ependa – River Way


Jean-David Ependa – River Way

by Jean-David Ependa

A river is the ultimate source of vitality and wealth. It teaches us that our identity expresses itself and develops sometimes in a powerful and dynamic way, sometimes in a peaceful and disinterested way, much like the river itself. It adapts to changing environments and leaves behind an imprint that tells its story. This project is based on the properties of the river and their application to the world of watchmaking and jewellery. Patterns, reliefs and material effects are explored in a series of objects. Finally, the watch that opens to the viewer evokes the depth of the river’s waters. To glimpse it, viewers must disregard their reflection. They then dive into the waters that will tell them their story, which follows the course of the river.