I got into brittled stones and their uniqueness while studying the notion of ‘ma’ in japanese gardens, especially this one. When polished, despite all unique, stones lose a bit of their particularities, of what makes them single entities. An appreciation of stones in their (quasi) natural state drove me to this series of necklaces, which started in 2013 and is still developing today.
The project makes use of stones and metal from my home-state, Minas Gerais, or the General Mines, in the core of Brazil. Home to much mineral exploitation since the 1700s, metal lies in our roots, feeding joy and mourn.