Saturday, July 31, 2010

Inspiration: Margherita Marchioni


I know I've seemed totally obsessed with printing fabric lately but I've actually been working away on my silversmithing too (not ready to do a show + tell yet, sorry!). I've been experimenting with mixed media in my silverwork and exploring different avenues of inspiration...

One fabulous example of inspiration... the sublime work of Margherita Marchioni. Are you in love? :)


While not strictly anything to do with silversmithing, her pieces embrace the dynamic of taking something out of it's habitat and making it something more... I like that :)


Her pieces are primarily focussed on recycled materials and, if you visit her website, you can see a fabulous showcase of pieces Marchioni has constructed from found items - plastic bags, nails, plastic bottles, drinking straws and, of course, pencils.


I'm still peeking into the wonderful Tumblr site on workspaces, so naturally when I saw the image below of Marchioni's studio I just had to share :) Don't you just love the story of detail and industry that this shot tells about her work?


Have a lovely weekend!

10 comments:

Liv said...

clever idea! cool! :-))

greetings from gisa

Nat Kringoudis said...

Oh wow! Thats really cool!

gretchenmist said...

amazing work! the nails necklace made me think of a row of little kids kicking their legs!

Taps said...

Wow! How fun to get your head around it all to come up with such great work! Looks fabulous!

VIILHVILE said...

Love the pencils... that's an unbelievably wonderful idea :))) So happy!

Chicken Willow said...

Those pencil necklaces are amazing, what a great idea.

BettsyKingston said...

That is amazing

annamaria said...

What great fun!Amazing stuff Kylie- I see you have been working very hard- So nice to come here and find all these inpiring posts! Missed you-
Annamaria xx

ArtMind said...

That's an amazing find, Kylie! Love the pencil necklaces a lot! :)

Ingrid Mida said...

Oh I LOVE this! Up-cycling is so cool. How inspiring.