Italian born artist currently based in Edinburgh, where she established her workshop after completing an MFA in Jewellery at Edinburgh College of Art.
Her work explores the contrast between modern buildings and ancient temples and palaces of South Korea. She combines natural and painted wood with precious and non-precious metals.
Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, my work is a reflection on the urban environment, its geometries and unique stories. The collection My Seoul is influenced by the contrast between antique and contemporary architecture of South Korea and reflects my personal experience of its cities. I approach the creation of my jewellery in the same way I would compose a story and, like Marco Polo of Invisible Cities, I borrow elements from the city’s landscape to visually describe it and subtly suggest it to the viewer.
The choice and juxtaposition of materials, shapes and colours echoes its sombre modern buildings intertwined with bright ancient wooden temples and vibrantly painted palaces. Like those buildings, my pieces show the vulnerability of materials when exposed to time and elements; the layers and colours that slowly transform with the passing of years. Simple in form, but rich in stories and complexities.
My Seoul turquoise and gold necklace
My Seoul oxidised and lime green necklace
My Seoul silver and oxidised silver earrings
My Seoul oxidised, green and gold earrings
My Seoul green and gold necklace
Gold plated silver, green onyx, wood, 24ct gold leaf
My Seoul turquoise and silver brooch
My Seoul oxidised rings
My Seoul green double ring
Silver, wood, acrylic paint.
My Seoul wooden rings
Wood, acrylic paint.