Claudia Cucchi Brazil / Italy
Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature
Materials 3D-printed PLA, brass
“The Moon and Sixpence” is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, first published on 15 April 1919. It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator providing a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is, in part, based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.
A disturbing inquiry into the physical and total attraction for beauty, an enigma "which in common with the universe has the merit of being unanswered”.