”The beautiful is as useful as the useful. Perhaps more so.” quoting Victor Hugo, in Les Misérables, a truth towards which I treaded my way, almost my whole life, without any idea…
While, being in my teens, I put foot on the steps of “Nicolae Tonitza” Fine Arts High School, I was instinctively following my vocation traced back in my childhood.Although I had there the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in art theory and history, my first jobs were in advertising where, much to my surprise, nothing seemed to make sense, nothing seemed to last. The beautiful and the useful often ended up wrapped in pragmatism.
Then I found the metal words. And I finally made sense out of unwords.
Looking back, everything I did before attending the Assamblage School of Contemporary Jewelry studies were but quests for meaning. In fact, this process of thought- and hand-working, i.e. converting an idea into an object, is the only one that makes sense to me.
Today I can lay my cards on the table and say that I love glittering things and that I am fascinated by the metal’s behaviour, which sometimes conducts itself as a liquid, and sometimes is solid. I also love the way people enjoy wearing my jewels.
I like to believe in the small joys of life and in the great passions.
About me I would say: I think a hundred times and do it once.