"For Clara del Papa, from Venezuela, the metal corroded by natural agents, such as balsamic vinegar, leads to the imitation in all respects of wooden surfaces and recalls the dense intertwining of branches or even of a nest. The hand-jewel deals with the metamorphosis of the function, from Nature to the human body, in a process of interpenetration of these two worlds. Driven by her Latin American roots, Clara accompanies her research with a touch of magical realism which transposes into poetry an attentive technique and a deep reading of the metal-demiurge relation, where the first lets itself be shaped, yet in return suggests shapes and finishes ."
(from the Materiametamorphosis catalog)
The author takes part in the group exhibition MATERIAMETAMORPHOSIS >>