I love the idea of transforming my thoughts into objects, to see something inside my mind and work hard until I can hold it in my hands. My pieces are expressions of myself and the joy and the struggle I have gone through. Sometimes the process of creating these objects is very personal and emotional. I want my pieces to talk about my journey from the idea to the final piece. I also enjoy observing how the piece changes as it interacts with a person and acquires new layers of meaning.
I often find inspiration in Nature. For example, my Vertigo Series follows Fibonacci's golden ratio found extensively in nature, exploring elementary shapes (circles, squares and pentagons), symmetry and asymmetry. The designs evolve from simple to sophisticated shapes. Alternatively, the Rainforest Series is inspired by leaves, flowers and carnivorous plants found in tropical regions. Their first impression is eery and far from the common idea of beautiful. Their shapes resemble monsters' mouths and fangs and creepy fingers, yet they display the most amusing and sensual colour combinations.
Since I was a child, I have been in love with jewellery making. However, only recently have I had the chance to take it to a professional level and start my own jewellery brand. In Italy, I learned the traditional way to make jewellery. In 2015 I took a course focused on contemporary design, where I learned rapid prototyping and 3D modelling with software. While I make statement pieces, the new skills mean I now have a production series which is becoming my signature line. For these collections I use 3D printing with various materials such as nylon, sterling silver and steel.
However, i still choose to finish all my pieces by hand, adding textures and finishes that cannot be achieved with machines. For my nylon pieces I use traditional dying techniques. I dye every piece individually making them all one-off unique pieces.