Margherita de Martino Norante
My pieces are my way of ironically reflecting on human frailties and on those contrasting wishes of revealing, hiding and disguising oneself that each of us feels.
My work finds inspiration from the Japanese sense of beauty, that is ‘beauty of form that nature not artifice creates’ and the ‘vitality of nature’.
I wanted to go beyond what had already been done by the ancients, while at the same time keeping vestiges of the jewelry produced by Etruscan goldsmiths. It initially started from the idea of granulation but developed very quickly into a contemporary variant.
Monastery pieces are intended to be mythic, raw heirlooms crafted with slow, meticulous care.