Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials brass with silver dust, raw dumortierite
For Catarina, making jewelry starts with the connection between herself and matter. Contemplating on the subject of the origin of matter itself, where it comes from, and how we find it, led her to create upon the idea of “less is more”. These necklaces represent the origin, the beginning of finding matter to work with. Using raw minerals, collected as a child, which are in their natural shape, are the core of this concept, and emphasizes the idea even further. Three necklaces that are representations of Earth’s richness and diversity, and how beauty can be found in nature’s purest forms.