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Emiliano Céliz

Genesis Maria IV: Life from the Void Contemporary Sculpture

Argentina, 2022

CELIE 27

Description

Medium: Patinated copper, 950-silver and gold plated filaments

Dimensions: 21 inches in length

Emiliano Céliz is one of the finest silversmiths in South America. Residing in the San Martin de los Andes of Patagonia, he takes as his inspiration the splendor of his natural surroundings, incorporating the forms found in the beautiful lakes and the exquisite landscapes of the region into his work. His decorative artworks are wrought from a single plate of metal, a technique mastered by only a few artists in the world.

Evocative of primitive life in ancient seas, this tabletop sculpture is forged from copper, chased and  pressed, or repusée, and then burnished. From its interior explodes a plume of sterling silver filaments, some of which are plated in gold.

To watch a video of Emiliano Céliz creating the third edition of this extraordinary piece, please click anywhere on this sentence.

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