My favorite museum in Paris is MAD (no, not crazy!) Musée des Arts Décoratifs. I remember well this day in 2009, when I went there and saw their permanent jewellery collection. In one room there was a section of a wall covered with some stunning René Lalique hair combs. It was like an epiphany! And I thought that it would be really cool to create jewellery just for the walls! I’ve always loved the idea of unexpected combinations…
So, I got to work: I needed to decide which material was best adapted to make my wall jewels, and I thought that the copper plates I used to print my engravings and wallpapers were the perfect answer. Then it was just a matter of using, very carefully, my favorite tools: a small bow saw, a rivet setter, and a special chisel. Finally, I could set my imagination free, and create some fantastic scenes inspired by some 16thcentury etchings and still lives.
Portrait Copyright © Rodolphe Baras
Copyright © Clementina Calleri