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I am fascinated by the fact that there are no limits to creativity or choice of material in jewelry making. Ioli Livada interviewed by Popeye loves Olive Art Space

Interview  /  Artists   Joya2018
Published: 08.10.2018
Ioli Livada Ioli Livada
Author:
Popeye loves Olive Art Space
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2018
Livada Ioli. Necklace: After the Fire, 2018. Bronze, corn leaves, pigments, threads, sterling silver.. Photo by: Fanis Logothetis. Livada Ioli
Necklace: After the Fire, 2018
Bronze, corn leaves, pigments, threads, sterling silver.
Photo by: Fanis Logothetis
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Intro
2018 will be the first year that Popeye loves Olive Art Space will represent 9 Greek artists at Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair in Spain, in order to show the diversity of creativity in the city of Athens. This is the 6th part of 9 interviews made by Popeye loves Olive Art Space.

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Was jewelry the first choice in your career? If not, from which field do you come from and what led you to jewelry?
My first choice was the School of Fine Arts in Athens, where I studied Painting and Sculpture. However, I had always been interested in jewelry making and I started working on it during my Fine Arts School years. Subsequently, I studied jewelry making in London.


What is the thing that fascinates you in what we call art jewelry?
I am fascinated by the fact that there are no limits to creativity or choice of material in jewelry making. There are no bounds to inspiration in this field.


Which of your pieces made you feel that you’ve reached your greatest Inspirational moment? What does it mean to you?
All of my creative phases are equally important to me and I believe that the peak of creativity is yet to come for me. But let’s say this one that represents the begging of a different way of working. It’s from the series ‘Cocoons’ and it’s about the beginning of life, the rebirth or the metamorphosis.


Which of your collections will be represented by Popeye loves Olive Art Space in Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects fair this October in
Spain? Tell us a few words about it.
My work that was represented by Popeye Loves Olive Art Space in Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects fair this October in Spain is inspired by the catastrophic fire that was caused in my country this summer where many lives and houses were lost.
The flames breathe inspiration. From the ashes there raises the future. One shall persevere, survive the destruction, triumph over life with life.
Losing one’s shelter causes one to feel exposed. New protection is sought. New paths have got to be followed. The frame that supported love, happiness, sadness, life in all its glory, melts to reveal its weakness and its future.
Artificial and natural, my pieces speak of the darkness of the disaster and the light of creation. Metal reminiscent of a past light combines with corn leaves. Fire is applied and the end result makes one aware of survival and love for life. What has been lost speaks from the depths of the heart and invites new life.
 
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