Laura Leyt Argentina
Alfonsina and the Sea necklace
Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature
Materials wool, recycled plastic, recycled old pearl necklace, old lace
Laura’s work is inspired by the Argentine poetess Alfonsina Storni, born in Switzerland in 1891.
Alfonsina was part of a group of Latin American women writers who fought not only for artistic recognition in the spaces of literature in America, but also for a place, as women, in the society in which they lived. Victim of cancer, Alfonsina decided to commit suicide by throwing herself into the sea in Mar del Plata city in October 1938 at the age of forty six.
The brooch and the ring are inspired by the poem “Quadrates and Angles” and the necklace is inspired by the song “Alfonsina and the Sea” (Felix Luna and Ariel Ramirez).