Where is your inspiration coming from?
My inspiration I take from nature! It could be a simple form which inspires me or something more complex like the human mind.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
I want to show the people that jewellery could be so much more than they thought. Why to wear “normal” jewellery when you could express your unique character through a unique piece of jewellery?! Why only showing art in our homes and not wearing it on our bodies?! But I am also not sure if my jewellery fits in the category of art because I am so attached to its aesthetics. Sure art could be also really aesthetic, but during the making process it shouldn´t be the most important thing, or? So maybe I would say my jewellery is design and art related.
Which material you prefer to use and why?
I love working with metal! Things I wouldn’t have thought possible come to reality in my hands. Ephemeral movements can be caught and preserved forever. Metals are simply fascinating. They change their form and consistently offer new possibilities. Also when I am working with other materials like nylon or parchment, materials I got to know in my millinery education, metal is a remaining constant.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
The material is really important but till now I wasn´t the researcher. In the most cases I knew the material and how it reacts. Sure I try always a bit but till now every technique I used was already invented.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
More important is the process for sure. How the quote say: The journey is the reward, but the feeling of the final pieces is priceless. It let you forget all the difficulties and uncertainties you had during the making process.
Is there an artist you prefer and why?
When I started with jewellery I was into the work of Giampaolo Babetto. His geometrical and simple language of forms. His way of using colors and making surfaces is so elegant and timeless. Now after I know more and more jewellery artist I couldn´t say only one name. I admire so many people for something else. The work of David Bielander for example I like for his high technique, charm and intellectual way of going onto a theme. In general I like conceptual jewellery which is asking of its value, like the work of Lauren Tickle, Lin Cheung only to mention a few of them. I like the work of Daniel DiCaprio, its organic forms and use of materials. Eunmi Chun's work I admire for the use of parchment. There are so many talented and inspiring jewellery artists out there!
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists, or you like to work on your own?
I am already working with two other artist. At the end of 2015 I founded a jewellery shop and gallery in the hearth of Vienna with Angelina Kafka and Alja Neuner. There we are showing our work and twice a year we are organizing exhibitions to a specific theme where we invite other artists to show their work.
Back to the question I really like to work on my own but sometimes you can achieve so much more together.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
The collection I am showing is not that new. I started with it in 2010 and I am constantly working a bit on it creating new forms or using new colours. It´s called „The air blooms silently“ and it is a really sculptural work series. Simple in making and using it. The solid bodies only maintain their shape through tension, therefore every piece can be moved and adjusted. The season of spring also offers this kind of beauty. Spring entails so much change, so much movement: the sprouting of a bud, which little by little transforms into a flower. Spring is flexible and it changes its look through the progress of time. So where I am with this collection? I am already feeling the Spring! The collection with parchment ist the new collection. The work is about the passing of time, about aging and about the transience of every moment and thought. For this I choose materials, which are rich of contrast not only in their haptic. Parchment is an animal skin, light transparent and with time it will change till it will be one with earth. Gold instead stands for its eternity. The brooch itself capture a lost moment a spontaneous feeling I was thinking would fly away….
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied?
The older I get the more I get to know myself, my strength, my fears, my desires but also my weaknesses. Through jewellery I try to express this feelings. Every piece I am creating is a part of me and resemble a part of my personality.
And if I am satisfied? Sure! I could be so happy that I am possible to live my life and doing my mistakes and learning from them.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
light & sculptural
transience - eternity
inizia un nuovo format di
diari di viaggio
che di volta in volta pubblicherà per ogni artista che avrà voglia di lasciare la sua testimonianza.
saranno pubblicati sotto forma di intervista personale,
si cercherà di percorrere la vita , i pensieri, le paure,
i successi, le fragilità , la felicità degli artisti in viaggio
attraverso il mondo di myday-byday. Artisti che cercano di esprimere se stessi
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sia essa pittura, scultura, design, fotografia, o altra forma artistica.
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is starting a new format of travelling diaries which will be published for each artist willing to leave his/her story. These diaries will have the form of a personal interview.
myday-byday will try to interpret the life, the thoughts, the fears, the successes,
the fragility, the happiness behind each art collection travelling through the world and space of myday-byday. These artists try everyday to express themselves through their art, in different ways: from painting to sculpture, from design to photography, or other artistic forms. myday-byday is in constant search for 'beauty', but always at the service of its artists. The goal is: to be able to share and communicate with all of you what 's behind their work.
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