Anna Vlahos is an Australian jeweler living in Greece, where she finds inspiration for her beautiful intricate wax work in archeological classic finds.
Ancient artisans broke down the natural world around them into patterns and motifs. The jewelry and art objects they created come out of the ground as though they grow down there. Living in Athens, these become my replacement for the natural world I left behind in Australia.
I take these simple pattern elements, borrowing from vase and amphora and rhyton, and replicate them infinitely. Using these pattern puzzle pieces, I can build a nature of my own, drawing on the flora of my memories and my home, but built using the visual language of those artisans.