Narrative / Hungary
A short story by Jorge Luis Borges titled The Circular Ruins inspired me to create this piece.
It’s a haunting tale about a stranger who arrives at the ancient circular ruins of the God of Fire. He fell asleep there and begins to dream. He dreams of a heart. Then the other organs and the whole body. The God of Fire is instructing this dream. The man is “disturbed by the impression that all this had already happened. . . .”
He realizes that he does not really exist, he was creating himself in a dream consequently, he is only a dream.
My translation of this tale to a piece of jewelry is inspired by the ancient temple Göbekli Tepe in Turkey as a sacred place.
Usually, sacred places are where people are buried. This may remind us of sadness, sorrow, loss. I turn this negative feeling into something positive: creating a relic, a sanctuary for birth where people celebrate life.
Anna Zeibig is a former interior designer turned jewelry artist from Budapest. She studied at four jewelry schools from 2016: Lalabeyou and Studiosquina jewelry schools in Madrid, Spain, Simultaneous and Budai Art School, Jeweler training, Budapest, Hungary.
She brings her sensibilities for space, materials, and nature straight from interior design to her jewelry work.
2020 Athens Jewelry Week, solo exhibition, Athens, Greece.
1st International Growth and Evolution exhibition, Kunming, China.
Blanco, Galeria Lalabeyou, Madrid, Spain.
2019 Jewellery Sculpture exhibition, AA Collected, Vienna, Austria.
Controls/CTRL+S, Art Jewelry Night of BDPST, Budapest, Hungary.
Transforming Materiality, Eleni Marneri Galerie, Athens, Greece.
Cluster Crafts Jewellery Edition, London, UK.
The Posing Jewel, Creativity Oggetti, Torino, Italy.
NAU II., Atelier Mourao, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
NAU, Galeria Alice Floriano, Porto Alegre, Brasil.
Artistar Jewels 2019, Milan, Italy.
2018 Deconstructuras, Melting Point Valencia Biennale, Valencia, Spain.
Awards. Cesarini Sforza Award on Artistar Jewels 2019, Milan, Italy. Founders Team’s Award on Art Jewellery Night of Budapest.
Text & pictures provided by the artist
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