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Elixir - Differences Unite Us

Materials: nickel silver - glass - vermiculite
Dimensions: height: 5cm / width: 5cm / depth: 1.5cm

Elixir is a legendary potion for immortality. In ancient times some assumed that could turn ordinary metals into gold. I created my own elixir from glass and vermiculite.

I related this piece with the theme because at different times, different cultures, different geographic regions, man has sought the same things, the same goals. At one time human have searched for the elixir, nowadays the cure to diseases, technology and science. We are all united by goals and a constant search for happiness.

Photo credit: Giselle Moscardi

Giselle Anabella Moscardi
Buenos Aires, Argentina

I received a graphic designer at the University of Buenos Aires (U.B.A). I became interested in art in many forms and this led me to learn and experiment with different materials. I attend to courses of illustration, photography, crafts, fused glass, and now jewelry.

I love to create and think conceptually.

Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.