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Industry Arts
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Introduction For me, pearl beading is more than a simple work of precision. The art of beading represents an ancient tradition and every bead tells a story about the human condition that is filled with fears, dreams, desires and the universal need to be recognized. In fact, the art of beading is present throughout civilization history and played a significant role at different levels: spiritual (amulets with magic and protective properties), social (symbolizing the social rank) and economic (trading currencies). The history of pearl beading is, at once, rich and unknown and represents a source of inspiration that is constantly renewing itself. I use, among many other techniques, the art of weaving of the 17th European Century, the 19th Malaysian Century and of South Africa in the 20th Century. These diverse techniques combined with contemporary materials give to my creations an antique feel that celebrates a harmony between shape and color.