Alice Visin crystallises the pages of newspapers, games, puzzles or receipts, and builds with them a story that, if desired, one day may be revealed.
Jewels expressing new values, precious, not in the material, but in craftsmanship and in message, consisting of printed paper discarded, crumpled and immortalised in wax: words and pictures stolen from oblivion, fossilised in the shape they take just before being thrown away, become beads that can be worn as a contemporary string of pearls.
She has currently created four collections:
Enigmi made from the pages of "La Settimana Enigmistica", LaRosa from the papers of "La Gazzetta dello Sport", EconoMix from the numbers of "il sole 24 ore" and Crisis from the receipts collected in the pockets.
"Silenzio Stampa" (in English, " News Blackout") her brand name was born less than two years ago but has already set foot even in Australia.
Photos courtesy of :Spagettifashion.blogspot.com www.artapartofculture.net.