Apr 24, 2011

Tavia Sanza "Nature and the patterns of growth and decay"




My name is Tavia Sanza I work and live in NYC. I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember. I am particularly inspired by nature and the patterns of growth and decay. I like to use modern or industrial materials to create natural and organic looking designs. My mother was a metal smith and I grew up around jewelry. Simple bead stringing at first and then increasingly complicated macramé. When it was time to go to college, I chose to get a degree in sculpture instead of jewelry. I shifted my focus dramatically and found some insight into myself and my art that allowed me expand.
While I was working with art I started to wonder why I love jewelry so much. I think I am attracted to the intimacy that we have with jewelry, it touches our skin, and is a part of who we are for a time. It effects how people perceive us and communicates to others our style and interests.

You can find her at:
www. taviasanza.com