Where is your inspiration coming from ?
My inspiration comes from just about everywhere and anything... the movement of the ocean, the shape of a leaf, a beautiful outfit... I am inspired by the beauty surrounding us.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
I would like for people to appreciate handcrafted unique items again...quality and uniqueness over quantity. Craft takes time, love and patience and I would like for women to feel very special while wearing my jewelry, understanding the time and love that was invested in each piece.
Which material you prefer to use and why ?
I like to work with the smooth passing thread. It lends itself beautifully to making very intricate pieces yet manages to hold on a shape because of the technique. I like the idea that with a very thin thread you can make a three dimensional piece.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
If you are talking about the creations themselves then I just like to be naturally inspired... I like the inspiration to "speak" to me. If it is about the materials I use, I spend a long time searching for quality materials. For instance, the thread I use is manufactured specifically as per my own, exacting specifications.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
The process is definitely more important for me. I love the beginning... When I don't quite know where it's going to take me and I definitely like when the piece starts to take shape. I go into a meditative state while working. I feel sad sometimes when I finish an artwork, especially the major statement pieces. It's like saying goodbye to an old friend.
Is there an artist you prefer and why ?
Samy David, a ceramic artist. He creates wild and lovely ceramics with a touch of gold. I love that his pieces have a life,movement and definitely make a statement.
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists, or you like to work on your own?
I would like to collaborate with other artists. Not necessarily jewelry makers, although it would be interesting for me to see how my technique will enhance someone else's piece or vice versa. I can see my art being incorporated in fashion as well as home décor.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
I am just on the tip of the iceberg. I don't really work by collections. Collections are made by demand of the consumer. I like to make one of a kind pieces that stand out on their own. They don't necessarily have to "speak" to other pieces. Each piece is a whole.
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied ?
I discovered that I love being on my own and working. I love that my hands work and my mind wonders. I am very satisfied with my craft and want to succeed so that I can continue to indulge myself and create endlessly. The day that I realized what I wanted to do with my life, create art, is the happiest day of my life other than the day I gave birth to my daughter.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
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
attraverso la loro arte,
sia essa pittura, scultura, design, fotografia, o altra forma artistica.
myday-byday alla ricerca del bello,
al servizio dei suoi artisti per condividerlo
con tutti voi che siete il loro pubblico.
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.