Elisabeth Habig, 2016, Austria
The work series Radici dell’Anima was inspired by nature. The pieces grew in a very intuitive way, like small trees in my hands instead of a fertile soil. Their garden is the human body where the jewellery is a worm. The cast channels are their roots, which show where they belong to and how they were made. The channels are left intentionally as an aesthetic element to refer to the bond between the piece and the crafting process – not only physically, but also on the mental level. Radici dell’Anima, which means ‘the roots of the soul’ show how the works are connected to my personality and me. This series binds my inner contrasts, which find a form in metal.