hand-chiselled silver and oxide
2 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Italian artist Marzia Rossi deals in abstracted images that have their origins in nature but which retain a kind of productive ambiguity: her pin might be feathers, a bird’s wing, or perhaps clouds, or maybe foiliage of broad leaves. Delicately modeled in oxidized silver, Rossi’s wearable adornment is gentle and unassuming in its demands on the viewer; ornamental at first, but complex enough to direct reverie without constraining it. A graduate of Alchemia jewelry school in Florence, where she now teaches, Rossi studied with senior artists Giampaolo Babetto, Manfred Bischoff, and Robert Smit. Her work was featured in the annual Schmuck exhibition in Munich in 2003, and she was part of the 2007 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea. Her work is represented in private collections in Europe.
estimated retail value: $3,000
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courtesy of galleria antonella villanova, florence
gallery website: antonellavillanova.it