My architectural background plays an important role in the way I think about jewellery and in the way I compose my pieces. Creating jewellery is like working on a small-scale architectural project. The important difference that attracts me is the absolute freedom of personal expression, the ability to have control on what I “construct”, for whom and why.
The creative process is an experience very intriguing, sometimes lonely and confusing, but most of the times so fulfilling that is difficult to renounce. Acting based on a specific drawing or with nothing particular in mind, I always let myself dwell in paths unexplored. I am very interested in stretching the boundaries of materials and the various textures that can be achieved on different surfaces. Characteristic of my work is the strict geometric compositions, the combination of contradictory elements and the usage of certain patterns or forms in repetition. I am truly motivated by the notion of giving multiple functions in one piece and I try to create jewellery that give that kind of choice to their user when possible. My architectural nature often drives me to deconstruct and rearrange the elements I have in front of me into new compositions, new images that differ from their former self.
What is really important to me is that my work has aesthetic integrity, consistency and purity in its structure. My aim is to create jewellery that play an important role in complementing the body of their bearer, artifacts with utility and cultural value for the people who choose to own them, something that I try to achieve with constant experimentation and persistence.