I discovered by passion for hand weaving when I was very young, fascinated by the sight of fabric growing out of simple thread. I play with technique in absolute freedom, often breaking the rules, yet I’m always aware of the legacy of old fundamentals, and explore the past by expressing myself with the contemporary codes of research and experimentation.
My works are created thread after thread, extending the definition of “fiber” to include industrial, non-recycled, anonymous, marginal materials like PVC, rubber, plastic, latex, polyurethane and so on – materials that seem hard to associate with any aesthetic quality, but which have the common trait of being “weavable”.
My contemporary jewelry draws inspiration from the ruffs of the 1500s and 1600s, which have always attracted me for their ability to add elegance and refinement, and to exalt the face’s beauty and expressivity in an extraordinary way.
“Bijoux à boire” was created for the international exhibition Jewels in Ferment, a competition open to designers, artists, goldsmiths and handcrafters, scholars and professionals, for an unreleased piece of jewellery inspired by the following theme:
wearing intensities, wearing the colours of wine
as you can wear sensibilities, identities, mediterranean cultures,
through a piece of contemporary jewellery.
In this contest, the concept of Silvia Beccaria’s piece is perfect:
The ruff bottles wine’s transparence and hues – varying from pale straw yellow to amber, from faint pink to ruby red to maroon – and unveils a range of dispositions:
sweet, acidic, lively, angular, austere, lush, lean, elegant, balanced…
The jewel as a whole represents variety, complexity, and the vital mix that makes up who we are, in our wonderful uniqueness.
For more info about Silvia Beccaria visit her profile page.
For more info about Jewels in Ferment visit their website.
Visit the exhibition Jewels in Ferment 2014:
Calle Ferran Agullò, 12
Exhibition 9-30 october
11-19 h | sat. 11-14 h