Too Far From What? Too Near To What? brooch / chatelaine
Piece created for Challenge 2023 Jewelry and Travel (maximum price 150€)
Materials watercolour on silk, silver, pearl, binding wire, silk thread
Moving, wandering, exploring. In a vagabond life roots tend to be loose and new ones generate. What memories do we treasure? This piece is a memento: a childhood dress, a map/ pillow case, a mother's pearl, a flag pointing home; everything is woven together. New charms can be added during the path, to preserve the memories to be. As a chatelaine would serve to keep useful items, so this piece is a recollection of portable memorabilia. A delicate memory toolkit to balance the perpetual movement of a nomad.
[The piece is an extremely fragile artwork, composed by three pieces: the main one and two pendants. ]