Further is a collection of fragments from dreams and thoughts never realized.
They come from a point of constant transformation, a place that is create and that maybe does not exist.
This is a constant research of an unattainable idea.
A movement created by the immagination.
Beauty and image have a priority but also distorted value in today’s society.
Seduced and repulsed by cosmetic surgery, I reflect on what defines value, the physical imperfections and human vulnerability.
Blinded by vanity, we are set against ourselves on a violent quest, where the body is transformed into luxury consumer goods.
Life swings between fragility and strength, rationality and emotion.
You must catch the moment,
keeping everything together.
Time is breaking but time is also repairing.
STRUTTURA E VARIETÀ
Diversity arrives from a deep sense of order behind all existence.
The law behind an idea remains untoched and sanctifies the seeming randomness. In the freedom of individual expression the law gets fullfilled.
Structures and fundaments are the base for freedom, development and growth, but they should not be understood as limitations. They are the soil in which the seed rises to become a flower eventually. But even though each flowers follows a very precise and predicted plan of construction, each and everyone grows into something individual and unique.
From closed to close.
Just one letter defines a lifelong journey.
Growing up in a family of a diplomat opened the world to me.
Living for so many years abroad made me question the idea of belonging.
Leaving behind my friends and places that I loved made me a closed person.
I carry a ‘shield’ as a sign of protection and defense, not wanting to be hurt again.
It takes two people to break through the shield.
Just like water slowly hollows out the stone, the human touch brings us closer.
There will be boundaries left. But it takes more time to drop my guard.
Each piece is dedicated to someone close in my life that makes me a better person.
The commemoration of a secret that only through a rite can be revealed.
Lighting up a candle in order to discover the unknown, celebrating the wait more than the final result.
Then, it’s only through the act of wearing that the jewel gains its complete freedom.
The revival of memories reconstruct a past abandoned by choice. Sacrifices are decisions, as well as pursuing other’s dreams.
BE GOOD AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED.
These prized objects stand for achievements earned in return of recognition. They are meant to be worn with PRIDE.
MARÍA IGNACIA WALKER
NELTUME Mapudungun: go to freedom
This is a ceremony of liberation, a ritual, the action of bringing out the dead part of my body through a long and unique scream. My jewellery-tools are the symbols that represent this act, to amplify my sound, and thus releasing the energies of my body with the language of my voice loud and clear. They liberate my emotions from within me. The shapes used in my collection are inspired by the instruments in the Mapuches and Andinos rituals, made in horn, shell, textile and ceramic.