Michela Boschetto, born 1973 in Padua, has been studying and developing for years the papier-maché techniques in order to create objects and jewels. From there started her deep inspiration for the paper’s research and its uses in all its different expressive potential. Rational in her work as in her private-life, pure geometry has alway been the primary goal of her architectonical projects as well as for the papier-maché creations. She graduated in Architecture at University IUAV of Venice. She is currently a freelance architecture and designer working in Padua. In 2014-2015 she attended a professional goldsmith’s course at Istituto d’Arte Pietro Selvatico Padua where she acquired solid technical training experience. Now she has the role of mentee for Lucia Davanzo, a Padua school’s goldsmith artist.
Papier-maché, PVC, silicone, silver and gold.
The necklace is made by several squares of papier maché of different colors alternating with PVC ones and joined by lighter PVC tubes. The gold and silver stripes interposed are laminated, bent and forged.
The aspiration finds its origins from the research of the significance of adjectives and nouns that describe the water, then its interpretation through the use of the material.
Water as a fluid material, moving and dynamic that suggests variable images.
The water is moving as the object’s torsion.
The PVC symbolizes the transparency and clearness of the water.
Water is LIFE, here staging by papier maché, live material consisting of recycled newspaper and colored paper.
Water is bright, elegant and sinuous like the worked silver and gold.