Sara Barbanti






Charcoal, gold-plated silver, steel wire


The research is based on the relation between different materials and the way they interact and enhance each other. The contrast is essential: organic shapes combined with minimal figures, vague materials combined with precious ones, light combined with darkness. Creating abstractedly without using figurative elements, provides a wider range of possibilities and reflections. For this reason the creating process becomes extremely important. The spontaneity of the form and the synthesis are fundamental, as the imperfection becomes strength and the fragment infuses a feeling of completeness. The jewel is born from the transformation of wood into charcoal. The metamorphosis of the material imparts value to the object, telling a story about unleashed shape-shifting potential.