Eva Burton

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006 to 2010 studied at IUNA, National University of Fine Arts. Buenos Aires, AR. Fourth year at Restoration and Conservation of Artistic and Cultural Patrimony Degree. 2011 to 2014 studied at Massana School, Barcelona, ES. Bachelor in Artistic Jewelry Design. Made during her studies an exchange semester at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Gemstones and Jewellery, Idar-Oberstein. Since 2015 master studies at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Gemstones and Jewellery, Idar-Oberstein. Lives and works in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

The mixture is what fills me. My pieces are a conjunction that combines various elements, coming from diverse harbors and corners. They are collages, assemblages. But in the composition the elements are not independent. There is an interaction, they are interconnected through their shape, color, stains, textures, lines, distances…A conglomeration is created where this multiplicity has a relation and it is the combination of the elements that defines a whole, through which I intend to reflect my own world. I go around smelling the colours and the symbols of a homely landscape. Seeking for that “welcome home” feeling…

Stones give me the feeling of support. They are stable, they connect me with a distant past. Working with them is a way to get in touch with an ancestral material. And when I include them in my work shapes appear with other meaning. And the way the body interacts with the material is very special: you get wet, your hands hurt, your skin gets dry and dirty, your nails disappear… I like to see in my hands the traces of many hours of work… that makes me feel alive!

 

Eva_Burton-Blue melodies through the window web

Blue melodies through the window – Reclaimed woods from cello, chairs and chess, sodalite, crisopras, antique paper, silver, gold, acrylic paint. – 500 x 100 x 30 mm – 2015 – Photo by Eva Burton

Eva_Burton-The giraffe that dreamt with two suns web

The giraffe that dreamt with two suns – Necklace – Enameled copper, silver, hematite, agate, acrylic paint, chello keys – 380 x 100 x 20 mm – 2015 – Photo by Eva Burton

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