Friday, December 25, 2009

Maria Cristina Bellucci

Oh what a lovely find! Amazing work by Maria Cristina Bellucci.

For many years she was a theater costume designer and now creates her own jewelry made from colored pencils. The pieces are made using fragments of pencils that have been attached together and formed into a variety of shapes.

The forming process reveal the interiors of the pencils, showcasing the wood and the colored lead.

‘What characterized my early work was the use of very thin metal sheets and wires, experimenting with hollowness and fullness.
In later work, I started using even thinner metal sheets, as if working with paper sheets, creating pieces that were voluminous and light at the same time.
My more recent work is characterised by having more solid looking elements and also by the introduction of color, not previously explored.’

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