spilla | brooch
ferro, quarzo titanio, colori per vetro, acciaio | iron, titanium quarz, glass colors, stainless steel
SARA SHAHAK – Tel Aviv, Israel
Shahak ha partecipato alle recenti edizioni del Premio Gioielli in Fermento, interpretando la metafora della fermentazione senza scostarsi dal suo medium e dalle sue ipotesi di lavoro, ma anzi trovando nuovi spunti espressivi e la rafforzata conferma del suo rapporto con i processi naturali e l’intervento artistico di recupero e riappropriazione del significato degli objéts trouvés e degli scarti di produzione.
Sara Shahak took part in the recent editions of the Gioielli in Fermento Award, interpreting the metaphor of fermentation without departing from her medium and her working hypotheses, but rather finding new expressive ideas and the reinforced confirmation of her relationship with natural processes and artistic interventions in recovering and re-appropriation of the meaning of objéts trouvés and production waste.
“Blending and aging are the basic processes in wine fermentation and hence are the inspirations to my work. I use mainly industrial Iron bells which I disrupt their spherical shapes and meaning. They are crushed, hammered, folded, rounded, burned or cut into leaves, spiny petals and other imaginary images from nature. Different shapes and structures are born.
By mixing the shapes I try to simulate the blend that exists in the wild nature, where different types and species that are living together, and form one dynamic entity. The shapes and colors echo the wine fermentation idea. The powerful mythology of Nature is expressed through the wine fermentation.
The wine’s age improves its taste and quality. Within the mixed structures, parts of the shapes are rusted out in an artificial process. The image of aging by rust expresses an active process of fermentation. I embrace this roughness and imperfection as naturally and poetic. I am inspired by the idea of Wabi Sabi that glorifies the old and the damaged as a unique and modest beauty.”
Collezioni permanenti | Collections
Esposizioni | Selected Exhibitions
2019 Gioielli in Fermento: Villa Braghieri – Palazzo Malvicini Fontana – Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza – Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery and Objects
2018 Gioielli in Fermento: Villa Braghieri – Oratorio S.Rocco Padova – Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno – Art Gallery Putti, Riga (Lettonia)