ANTIVIRUS | Laura Micheli
Laura Micheli Italy/Switzerland
Piece created for ANTIVIRUS, Tincal lab Quarantine Challenge
Materials sterling silver
The pieces from the collection Petra represent fragments of rocks fallen from mountains stretching towards the sky or from an abyss living underwater. This collection is pervaded by the call to nature and this is emphasised by the realisation process which is „honest and direct“. The human intervention is kept at the minimum and the wax models used for the casting were realised combining pieces of real rocks with pieces of wax, modelled using only the saw. Some treasures can be found hidden in the precious rocks, like a gold nugget in the Marmolada ring. The so created shapes were then casted using the simple and unpretentious technique of sand casting. The texture is the main protagonist of the pieces: rough but shiny, these rings are made to be moved between the fingers while we recall unconscious memories and emotions.
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This piece is part of the special virtual event ANTIVIRUS, a Tincal lab Quarantine Challenge. 20% of sales until June 30 will be donated to the initiative #euajudoquemajuda by Portuguese Red Cross.
Exceptionally, these pieces are not available in our gallery and will be sent to you directly by the artist - all information about the piece is provided by the artist as well.
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