Wasting time is of no use to anyone: time is money and we must be able to use it in the best possible way.
Since these days I will have more time to dedicate myself to the web and social networks, I resume to collect my jewels presented at the various exhibitions and competitions. Jewels of which I will be eternally proud and which have indirectly and unkkmentedly formed the me of the present.
Today it is the turn of “Onda su Onda”, presented at the 15th international exhibition of works made with waste and waste materials, named “Riarteco”. This exhibition was itinerant and moved between Genoa, Siena, Rome and Naples. For me this was a very important exhibition both from a sentimental point of view and from a purely work point of view. Inside me I keep a wonderful memory of the participation in this event. For the first time I felt gratified by my incessant work, receiving hearty compliments.
In this jewel I represented the sea and its waves, which fascinate me so much every time they touch the shoreline. The choice was dictated by the despondency that pervades me in seeing the sea, oceans and land waters torn apart by the devastating polluting action of man and, having been an exhibition dedicated to ecology, I thought it would be a completely fitting theme compared to the occasion.
Oh, poor my sea!
The younger ones do not know the song “Onda su Onda” by Paolo Conte, even if in reality it does not even belong to my generation, but I remember it very well, thanks to my mother who often sang it.
“What a dark night there is… dear me, dear me, what freezing water here, no one will save me anymore, I fell from the ship I fell while on board there was the dance … Wave on wave the sea will take me adrift… The shipwreck gave me the happiness you can’t give me.” I’ve been empathized with the words of this song from the ’70s since I chose to work on my radiological plates dating back to when I was just a little girl: I found an artistic aspect to a dark experience of my life. In this regard, the necklace contains light and dark colors, harmonious and dissonant, before and after. In a overlapping of waves, as life does, the necklace closes by joining.
Techniques and materials used:
The necklace was crocheted with carved radiological plates. The buttons, which act as spacers, are vintage. The drawstring is made from a disused Apple cable. The terminals of the necklace, also crocheted, consist of a ring of an old curtain and a bra underwire.