Posted by learntobead on April 15, 2010
Inspired by looking at fibers and sponges through a microscope, Italian goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja pushes finely spun precious metal to its limits.
The jewelry is intricate. Seems gossamer floss thin. Otherworldly. He uses a variety of techniques, including knitting, micro welding and granulation to form wisps of gold into sculptural jewelry.
I think part of the successes of these pieces is that he creates this chaotic micro-world, but locks in tightly within a very clear, concise, geometric form or series of lines.