This body of work is the result of 2 years research and study during Virginia Escobar MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament in Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.
Virginia’s project is about physical identity. She is interested in the meanings of uniqueness and individuality. Today, when cultural identity plays an important role in all its diversity, it’s surprising to see how homogenized the ideal appearance is. New and accessible technologies enable us to construct our body, following social standards that establish the ideas of beauty and perfection.
The pieces presented in this exhibition are made with a self-created material developed over her investigation. To construct the pieces, she utilizes chiseling jewellery techniques combined with thread, staples, steel wire and stainless steel.
Her project is an invitation to recognize and value our unique individuality in its various appearances