Carla Movia, Alchimia







925 Silver, steel





The pieces are a result of the transformation of 100 tin cans, dissected to become 300 individual brooches. Throughout this process, I heavily transformed the objects while respecting their original essence, hence maintaining traces of their past existence.

The project is based on the idea that, although in society there is the tendency to stereotype or classify each individual in separate groups of belongings, there is still space for expressing individuality and ultimately redemption.

In this spirit, one of the three series created, is part of a joint project with Oxfam Italia. Part of the earnings from the sales will be donated to Oxfam Italia’s campaign, “Stand as One”, that gives the essential help and protection to the millions of people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.