Descomposition Dreams

2019

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Eternal pleasure.jpg
8 Mortal life (1).jpg
7 Real me (1).jpg
3 Redemption.jpg
4 Flagelation.jpg
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2 Piedad.jpg

Descomposition Dream

Brooch                                     

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel                  

2019

Piedad  

Brooch

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, leather                 

2019

Flagelacion          

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, Leather, cotton                

2019

5 Honor.jpg

Redemption       

Brooch

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, Leather, cotton                

2019

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Real me

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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Honor   

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

Eternity                 

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton, leather                 

2019

Mortal Life           

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

Eternal pleasure                 

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

11 Salvation (1).jpg

Salvation              

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

Magnificent        

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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14 Ignorant.jpg

Shared  

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

You and my soul                 

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

Ignorant                

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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Happy place

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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Open Veins

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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Common sense 

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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We humans usually run away from confronting our darkest fears and feelings. It is my aim to dis-cuss them and, through my jewellery pieces, give others an opportunity to do the same. My series Decomposition Dreams represents the vulnerability of the human body in its raw beauty. For this collection, I used tree bark as the main material. Bark covers and protects the tree and meanwhile it absorbs, transforms and preserves the marks of time in scars, beautiful and painful at the same time. To give it a new meaning, I transform the bark. By hammering it, tearing it and vaporizing it, I create a new kind of skin, and then use small fragments of it in my work. The fragmented pieces of bark, turned into small objects, show the intimate things that happen to a body during life.

I want to invite people to think about existential matters; about the thin line between growth and decay and the fragility of the human state of mind. My representations of pain and happiness em-phasize what it means to exist, expressed very clearly 'in the flesh'.

Jorge Manilla

Impossible to handle      

Brooch 

Wood, tree bark, Polymer gypsum, steel, cotton

2019

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