I met Laura Medina, near Ostuni, in Puglia, Italy. There is something fascinating about this 30 year old artist, born in Milan, half Italian, half Argentinian, theatre and movie design and costumes creator, who speaks fluent French ... She is a natural born story teller and her very poetic creations make you travel through time.
She makes jewellery out of fragments of the past, that she collects everywhere making one feel inscribed in time and reality sometimes throughout centuries. The necklace she is wearing in the picture is made of XVIII or XIX century ceramic and smoking pipes dug from the banks of the River Thames.
I love this concept of wearing what remains of our history, being a bridge between what was and what will be.
This idea came to her when she worked as volunteer for KNGO, a humanitarian association(www.kngovolunteer.org) helping building schools in Cambodia.
She also designed necklaces to celebrate Frida Khalo.
You can see her production on her website : www.mapachampa.com...
What about my picture ?
That day I felt like a cooked shrimp, red, peeled, better with no head, missing mayonnaise may be ?