Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Arielle de Pinto

Arielle de Pintos work caught my eye last year, specifically her spooky, woven chain masks, her work, indicative pieces that facilitate the creation of a subtle intrigue- how exactly were these made?? woven, knitted? who knows? What exactly are they??
The exaggerated nature of her often delicate and finely crafted statement pieces is imbued with a spookiness alike no other.
Her masks are in an entire new ball park- something I had never really considered as a piece of jewelery, yet their beauty is undeniable. The fine chain she employs, knitted, woven and looped to convey a sense of webbing, produces a sinewy, metallic evocation.

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