The extinguished inhabitants of the Patagonia developed their lives and culture in relation with the ocean. The woman of Yamana tribe dressed naked and only wore ornaments on their bodies, ornaments as jewels that were obtained by themselves diving into the ocean, these Jewels where worn on a special ceremonies and rituals as the only way of dressing. These “ocean Jewels” had a magic value; were considered as real treasures, mainly because of the extraordinary beauty of their forms and the impressive chromatic scenary from were they were found. Inspired in this extinguished tradition I have created a Jewel rescuing the morphology and colour palette of the underwater world wich was very much appreciated by this tribe that no longer exists.
|Amsterdam – during SIERAAD Art Fair
4 – 7 November 2010
|Idar Oberstein – Germany at ‘der Villa Bengel’
14 December 2010 – 15 January 2011
|Arnhem – Museum for Modern Arts in Arnhem
20 February 2011 – sunday 8 May 2011