Unlike other celestial phenomena, clouds have an unusually wide range of attributes and meanings, not only in a literal but also metaphorical sense. The significance, that I most projected to this series has to do with the dreamlike and ethereal mental states, as we might find them in daydreams or castles in the air. With this concept in mind I proceeded to design and manufacture all elements of my cloud collection, which revealed to be a felicitous symbiosis of old Portuguese filigree tradition, and contemporary jewelry design. I hope that the bright and luminous silver and golden forms of the clouds can evoke a similar notion in the mind of their new owner and – despite its conspicuous forms – become a paradox statement of shapelessness and in a way also freedom of thought.
When clients ask me to shape a black cloud for them, an oxidation technique will help me to fulfill their wishes. Is it a gloomy mood giving rise to their commission?