Created to Create
Douriean is an ever-evolving artist unafraid to take risks and push boundaries towards creating the finest and most unique one of a kind wearable art pieces. A daughter of the diaspora, she has traveled throughout Tanzania and South Africa to learn, collaborate and grow as an artist and as a person. She crafts and uses her uniquely designedwearable art as an extension of her story line. While in these countries, in spite of language barriers she found that the experience of shared creativity facilitated deep connections to herself and others.
Her studies in South Africa initiated her passion to create wearable art. Her journeys and interactions with different cultures provided her with a new lens and a different introspection while experiencing the many faucets of life. Douriean's immediate and primary passion as it relates to her wearable art is her commitment in supporting women in revealing their true beauty by telling their stories through her work. She uses the original purpose of jewelry; a non-verbal communication tool to tell others who we are and how we feel; her wearable art is necessary now more than ever.
Douriean creates fine art adornments as she believes that through dress and adornment women can define their beauty on their own terms and express themselves authentically. Her pieces are the unique products of her creative process in which she explores cultural identity, femininity, spirituality and divine power.
About the Adornments
With the use of natural raw materials, gilded 18K and 24K Gold metals, and bold abstract shapes, Douriean brings forth the awareness of an ancient yet futuristic opulence. With her fusion of primal like symbolism and luxury, her handmade adornments are considered to be fine art jewelry. The purpose of her work is to provide visionaries and change makers who have the audacity to go against the grain and create the lives they desire as they wear their adornments that reflect their brilliance.
Her work has been seen on NCIS:New Orleans, The Voice, Roots and TLC's Beauty Masters.
About Specialty Costumes
Douriean's Intoduction into the film industry began when her handcrafted pieces of unique jewelry was recognized by distinguished actress, artist, and advocate, CCH Pounder and by Ruth E. Carter, a distinguished pop culture trailblazer and one of the most sought after Costume Designers.
Douriean's aesthetic, commitment, and quality of work was in alignment with Carter's visionary Costume Design for Black Panther; she became the Specialty Jeweler Costumer for Marvel's Black Panther movie.
Douriean has made history in becoming the first Jeweler in the Motion Picture Costumer Union, Local 705.