Gleaming Guardians

Erwin Michalec's effort to step into a realm where the clashing echoes of medieval Europe and the resounding legacy of Benin's bronze craftsmanship intertwine. Crafted with precision and passion at Barnfield College in Luton between September 2022 and May 2023, this collection is a marriage of medieval elegance and African heritage. Each piece, a symphony of metal and artistry, pays homage to centuries of chivalry and craftsmanship.

Behold the culmination of painstaking artistry and cultural reverence as suits of armour inspired by European knights meld seamlessly with the intricate designs of Benin's famed bronze tablets. Each piece, meticulously crafted, tells a story of valour, tradition, and timeless elegance.

Currently awaiting its moment under the African sun, his collection resides in Gambia, poised for a captivating photo session that will capture the essence of its transcendent beauty. Prepare to be enchanted, as it will unveil a symphony of silver and history, beckoning you to embark on a journey through time and culture like no other.