18kt yellow gold and iron bangle
6.8 x 4.4 cm
Unique, signed and titled
There is no difference in doing a jewel, a sculpture or a drawing. At least not for me. I’m a painter that, after all, does many other things but always with that strange but intense emotion of the first moment.With these bracelets, such a moment was the anticipation of the encounter between the metal and the body, the harsh and the gentle.
Vitality of life comes of its contradictions, antagonisms, its permanent tension, a stream of clashes. In art, like in life, harmony is fragile in appearance, and, in the pieces I’ve created for you, gold and iron, light and darkness, are the raw materials, the origin of that vitality. They have to be worn by women with the very same vitality. I’ve made it for them.
(Pedro Cabrita Reis)
Lisbon, 19 September 2015
Pedro Cabrita Reis has created for Elisabetta Cipriani 8 unique bracelets, all hand made by the artist.