In these works, Eva Tesarik has taken inspiration from two different sources, both relating to the past. The Oceanis Nox series takes inspiration from the sinking of the Titanic. All the luxury the ship was carrying disappeared into the sea, was covered in algae and coral and became part of the ocean. Tesarik spent time near Sperlonga in Italy, picking up shells, stones, objects from the beach, covered in algae and coral, just like those from the Titanic. The items from the Palazzo series are allegorical of the declined, faded glory of the Palazzi of the Italian Renaissance. They are brought to us as filtrated fragments. Tesarik found an old tray in Venice, cut it into pieces and made jewellery from the various fragments. A new glory appears and takes us into a new world.

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