Sophia Vari
Médée II, 2022
Ebony with yellow gold and aventurine earrings with post
2 x 2 cm
edition of 2
signed and numbered

Just like for her sculptural or pictorial work, only the highest materials are used in the making of her jewelry that wisely and graciously combine gold, silver, wood, ebony, leather, root emerald and sapphire among others. Like the sculptures are in a dialogue with the surrounding space, so her jewelries are conceived with the idea to be in relation with the body and activate it.

Sophia Vari’s approach to jewelry, came at a time in which the artist’s busy and international schedule wouldn’t allow her time in the studio. To fill the creative gap, Vari began producing mini versions of her monumental sculptures using plasticines. Despite the significantly reduced size, the same attention and preoccupations that permeates her large-scale work were applied to the smaller ones and eventually become at the basis for her jewelry design making her an incredibly versatile and unique artist. “When I create a jewel, I don’tthink about a ‘jewel’ but a ‘sculpture’, putting in all my convictions and strength. It is only later that I adapt the sculpture with technical tools to make it wearable.” – Sophia Vari


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