νεῶν κατάλογος* (“The Catalogue of Ships”) 2016/2017

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Every ring as it were ship, that could float away together with you or stay on your finger as a great friend, struggling against the waves of daily worries and aspirations. Each ring is branded with its own „watermark” – a phrase in Greek, quotation or just with some words on simple and proper things for all times – fair wind, strong canvas, courage, love and joy. That’s what we are always full of after visiting the seaside, trying to keep this feeling long after being back from the journey, and this is how we could steal a page from Ancient Greek’s book.

These inscriptions in Greek are made with micro-chase technology, as mostly marine stones are used in this collection – aquamarines, as well as heliodors, chrystolites and quartzes.

The marine theme additionally described with handmade glasse, made by special order using blow technique, furnished with sending ups on the language of Ancient Greeks.

Since Anna Fanigina created VERBA (“words”) jewellery brand, her claim to fame and essential became inscriptions in Latin. As soon as the history of this brand is more than ten years now, the long-desired Greek collection has come, so let it be the only start of exciting journey.

* “The Catalogue of Ships” is an epic list from Homer’s Iliad Book two (“song”).

 

L’AMOUR DE L’IMPOSSIBLE 2012

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“L’amour de l’impossible”
 – is a collection of silver brooches made by  employing photos, natural stones and vintage glass. Time itself has made antique glass precious, aside, used pieces of old jewelry are like quotes that make a connection with the aesthetics of our mothers and grandmothers’ brooches. In her jewelry collection L’Amour De L’Impossible the author continues to explore themes of brooches as a special decoration that has “the right to invade” the fabric of our clothes and symbolizes a kind of vivid and poignant impression. At this time, those heightened senses and unique experiences are those that bring the art of ballet, constantly pushing the boundaries of the possible, causing a desire to “pin them into the heart” and take it with you, save it for a long time, share it with others and inspire yourself to the impossible. And “love the impossible” is the driving force that allows the unreal becomes real. The project was created parallel to the work on the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” directed by maestro Nacho Duato in collaboration with artist – photographer Yuri Molodkovets and timed to coincide with the premiere in the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg (Ru).

OMNIA MUTANTUR, NIHIL INTERIT (Everything Changes, Nothing Is Truly Lost) 2009

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Sharp transformations – this is the main motif of the collection on transformations of things and feelings in the course of time. The collection of silver brooches with golden needles is displayed at the exhibition. Brooch as a symbol of lively soul impression, as a secret sensation attached to the heart, as a moment transformed into treasure.

The collection comprises old photos and reproductions of old decorations created anew. Jewels are displayed next to scratched glass taken from grandmother’s brooches or found at Murano beach, each of unique value – natural or acquired. Silhouettes of people, ships, pigeons, old and new, expensive and cheap – everything is combined into single glancing changeable flow.

NATI IN VENEZIA (born in Venice) 2003

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