Wood, resin, pigments, silver, steel wire
An underground station in Naples, in a state of decomposition but still in use, was the starting point for this collection.
I worked with wood veneer drawn to its potential as a material. Using hammer and chisel I deconstructed the panels by tearing apart the veneer. Thin layers of wood glued together, detached in part, creating multiple levels and leaving “hairs” of wooden fibers.
The fragments were worked on, using various wood impregnation colors, powder pigments and resin to enhance durability. Each fragment became a unique brooch viewed either individually or as part of a larger composition, each complementing the other.