ZĪME/MARK, 2020

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Kolekcija no trīs piespraudēm PRIMUSSECUNDUSTERTIUS, ko radījusi Anna Fanigina (zīmols VERBA) Latvijas Rotu mākslas biedrības izstādei ZĪME/MARK, kas notiks Rotko centrā Daugavpilī no 8. februāra līdz 12.aprīlim. Rotas ir veidotas no sudraba, bet par galveno izteiksmes līdzekli šeit kļuvusi spēle starp dabīgo un mākslīgo materiālu – organisko stiklu un pusdārgakmeņiem, starp kuriem atšķirību sākumā ir grūti pamanīt. Kas šeit ir rozā kvarcs, akvamarīns, citrīns, un kas –  krāsains plastikāts, nav nemaz tik viegli noteikt.Māksliniece izmanto Pompeju fresku krāsu paleti, izvēloties spektra vismaigākos un visgaišākos toņus.

Seno civilizāciju kultūras un it īpaši antīkie sienu gleznojumi, kas bija pamata vērtība Marka Rotko mākslā, arī Annai Faniginai  ir nemainīgs iedvesmas avots. “Kad es saņēmu ielūgumu piedalīties izstādē Marka Rotko “zīmē”, es sāku pētīt viņa dzīvi un daiļradi, lai atrastu saskarsmes punktus, un ātri sapratu, cik ļoti nozīmīga viņam bijusi antīkā māksla. Tā ļoti daudz nozīmē arī man.  Es katru gadu piedalos arheoloģiskajās ekspedīcijās pie Pompejām, un man ir unikāla iespēja “komunicēt” ar romiešu freskām bez starpniekiem.  Kopā ar restaurātoriem, vairāku dienu garumā saudzīgi attīrot romiešu sienu virsmas, pieskaroties tām, novērtē fresku īpašo kolorītu, veidošanas tehnikas neatrisinātos noslēpumus,  laika atstātos traipus, kas piedod tām vēl lielāku māksliniecisku vērtību, un iemīlies šajās sienās uz mūžu.”

Trīs taisnstūra formas piespraudes ar maigām, noapaļotām kontūrām kā nelieli, izgriezti fragmenti no simboliskām sienām atklāj šīs senās mīlestības pēdas, kā arī pateicību Markam Rotko par vēl vienu iespēju iedziļināties krāsās, smelties tajās gaismu un spēku.

 

μελαινῶν νεῶν κατάλογος (“The Catalogue of Black Ships”) 2020

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A collection of four brooches for the international project GOODWOOD is presented at the exhibition in Saint-Peterburg from February 8 till March 8, 2020.
There are no random lines, but mathematical formulas behind each bend, the laws of ergonomics and movement on water in each curve. The wooden fragments used in the jewelry are the pieces of valuable wood species (elm, cherry, oak) specially chosen at the gondolas shipyard in Venice. Each of them reflects the geometry and elegance of these unique boats in a small drop.
The name of the collection is a reference to the second part of the Iliad of Homer. The Homeric ships were black, and Venetian gondolas remain black to this day.
The wooden details are complemented by red plexiglass and blue aquamarines – one of the most expressive color contrasts encountered in Venice during regattas. This collection is a symbolic greeting to St. Petersburg from Venice, because the designer’s geographical movements often lie exactly on the axis between these two cities. And it is also a research on the theme of water and movement, this time using wood.

 

EPISTULAE 2019

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From 12th May to 14th October 2019 in Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Adria (Via G. Badini, 59, 45011 Adria (Rovigo), Italy) you can visit the exhibition ORNAMENTA II: Jewels between history and design. For that exhibition Latvian designer Anna Fanigina has created a special  collection dedicated to Roman poet Ovid. It consists of nine pendants made of topazes, aquamarines and rose quartzes with laser engravings of Ovid’s quotations. (“Tristia” and “Ex Ponto”). The main idea of ORNAMENTA II  is that contemporary jewelry is shown side by side to ancient glass objects especially exhibited for the occasion.

 

 

SAKURA 2019

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“One wind for a thousand miles” (metaphor of the world)
Collection by Latvian designer Anna Fanigina (brand VERBA (“words”)) is dedicated to blooming sakura. Each ring embodies a blossom — flying in the wind, carrying a message in Latin, Ancient Greek or Japanese.
As an antique metaphor of peace and harmony says, “One wind for a thousand miles” is blowing, banding different ages and cultures.
All collection rings are handmade from silver and natural stones: rock crystals, topazes, rose quartzes.

 

 

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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