Cecilia Martinez Amanzi | Fluorescent Nature
Artist: Cecilia Martinez Amanzi, France
Materials: nylon monofilament, waxed thread
Artist Statement: Using textile elements as main components, such as threads, cables, or any type of strand, I explore new ways of transforming the principles of basketry and weaving into pieces of wearable art. The result are pieces that have voluminous shapes and at the same time are light to wear.
Artist Bio: Argentinian-born architect and jeweler, based in France since the end of 2019. She entered the word of jewelry in 2011 when she started taking private lessons in Buenos Aires while working as an apprentice bench jeweler, learning the process of lost wax techniques. In parallel she also participated in workshops with several Argentinian textile artists.
In 2013 she left Argentina to focus on her architect career, since then she has lived in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Lagos (Nigeria), Pointe Noire Congo) and Paris (France). From 2016 to 2019, while working in Congo, she felt the need to reconnect with jewelry and mounted a small atelier in her house that allowed her to continue expanding her experimentation with lost wax. Inspired by the nature that surround her, such as branches and eucalyptus fruits, she developed her collection called ‘nature surréaliste’.