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Anat Basanta

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Anat Basanta

Jewellery artist
Member Since: 
2004
In my jewellery, I explore patterns that originate in nature alongside with man made ornamentation which appear throughout cultures and history.
 
I am fond of manipulating familiar “retro” patterns, almost kitsch wallpaper like designs, which typically appear in fabrics, feminine ribbons and laces that remind me of my childhood.
 
I use these repeated elements; not as decoration, but as texture. It serves me as a coded link between my feminine artistic vision, and the self-expression of the women who choose to wear the jewel and love it.
 
I tend to work with simple forms, and strive to reach the meeting point of beauty and intrigue. I am mostly a self-taught craftsperson and jewellery designer. Most of my techniques are developed as a result of experimentations.
 
With time, my experience grew and I increased my finesse and control over the process. Still, I try not to get too far way from that unique, intimate and raw exchange with the materials I work with, and let it be exposed in the jewellery itself.