Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials brass, thread
In these pieces Celis refers to the last stage in the life cycle of plants and the changes in composition in pods and other structural parts of vegetation and foliage.
During the last stages of a plant's life, the tissues of stems and pods slowly loose moisture and become dry fragile structures of cellulose. The softer tissues are slowly broken down leaving a tough and beautiful armature, that Celis has preserved in metal for the creation of these pieces.