Sunday, 23 October 2016

Soft links..

new work development

Soft Links @ Eva Fernandez

Soft Links assemblage @ Eva Fernandez

Sunday, 11 September 2016

the searching / the finding

I have come across these interesting paragraphs about 'the searching'/ 'the finding' I feel very identified with! For those who get lost in the searching - like me - sometimes, some useful read:

 Invest – Ela Bauer

There is no need to define yourself every time, let the work tell your story, whatever it is.
It’s great that you make so many discoveries, that is a great richness, but at the same time I think that it would be great if you stuck a bit longer to something you made / discovered. Why won’t you hold on a little bit longer to some work you make and see what more you can discover? Or combine your materials with some unexpected ones? Or treat them differently than usual? I know that you do all those things, but to get deeper into something you really have to give things some time. Invest much more time into the process.

“What should I possibly have to tell you, oh venerable one? Perhaps that you’re searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don’t find the time for finding?”
–  Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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Some inspirational images gathered during the summer: manufactured, shapes, odds, folds.

At Galerie Marzee for the International Graduate Show...

It is a honor having been selected for the Marzee International Graduate Show. Lovely opening weekend, amazing gallery and so many talented people! The show will be on until the end of October.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

plastic bags..

New experiments trying to make the 'Priceous Air' series transparent.

Experimental piece @ Eva Fernandez
Experimental piece @ Eva Fernandez

Sunday, 17 July 2016

about contemporary jewellery

I have come across an interesting view from Maria-Jose Van Den Hout about what is contemporary jewellery:

"I tell them that these artists studied at an art academy and that it is as important a discipline as painting and sculpture. I also show them what, in my view, is the artistic value of each piece. Wearability is an important issue for me; whether it is comfortable to wear the pieces or not is not important. And I tell them about my 3 H's: Head, Hand and Heart. These three should be in balance. Too much head would make the piece only intellectual, conceptual if you like; too much hand would make it just technical and nice; and too much heart would make it sentimental."

I like her view on how there should be a balance between the art, craft and sentimental aspects in jewellery making. In the last two years, I have been questioning myself about where can I place what I do, design? craft? art? and I think I really need the head in what I do, and probably following the head is the heart.

Monday, 4 July 2016

New Designers 2016

An amazing week in New Designers in London. Such a nice atmosphere! I met great people!

I was a bit skeptical about how my work would be received in the fair: conceptual, low value materials, simple and dark… Not quite craft, not quite design, not quite art… I was utterly delighted to see a lot of interest especially from young people who stopped to look, to read, to touch… 

I think I managed to transmit my message and I believe many people feel the same attraction as me for simple gestures taken from the man-made world. Such a rewarding feeling!! Definitively was worth it!!!

New Designers 2016 @ Eva Fernandez

Air Bags, New Designers 2016 @ Eva Fernandez