Pesci Che Volano

Pesci che volano produces bronze jewellery using the ancient lost-wax casting technique; for the past twenty years we have strived to maintain the appeal for an ever timeless taste for essential forms, for handmade work (which as such preserves the charm for the imperfect and the uniqueness of each piece), for a natural creative process devoid of specific allusions to trends or cultures. This specific production method and the specific stylistic intent of simplicity, give our jewellery an antique feel, almost primitive, and without having an intentional or searched reference, has some resemblance with gold and bronze Etruscan works or other Italian protohistoric cultures.

The name “Pesci che volano” (flying fish) has a very precise artistic reference, but not obvious enough to forgo an explanation: the inspiration is one of a Bosch triptych altarpiece, where human figures ride flying fish. This image is a metaphor for the folly and dissolute times which the artwork puts in evidence. Instead of that specific significance, the image has been adopted for the charm of the author’s imaginary world, mainly as a tribute to fantasy and as a display of the personal necessity to work outside of rules and regulations. Fish is full of different meanings in various cultures and religions, however we are not associating any specific symbolic messages but we are using the image for the pleasing graphic motif easily used in multiple styles. The “flying fish” image is a constant reminder for us to give room to imagination and to keep a commitment to originality and creative freedom.

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