"The Earth allows me to move my body in the space, defining and extending my limit. Earth is certainty, it's the beginning of the direction of a body and it allows the development of a landscape, a point of view, a new vision. Earth is transformation, merging, folding. It is inside of a rock, inside of its hardest and smallest part.“
To Margherita Berselli, scratching a resistant material, giving it a new shape that is different from its rough state, is a continuation of the natural transformation process. Her challenge is to find the subtle form connections between human and nature.
Engraving, digging, carving, etching, leaving a trace of our path on a stone. It happens as quick as a thought. In her hands, the mineral receives a new form, like an active subject, it can reactivate itself within the world, resisting to time, finding new rhythm.
Margherita was born in 1990 in Piacenza, Italy. Previously, she studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milano. Whilst she was there, she developed her technical skills into stone and discovered her own interpretation of sculptural gestures. After an exchange semester in Idar-Oberstein in 2014, she decided to do an internship to learn more traditional techniques in carving and faceting gemstones from a workshop in Milano. She returned to Idar-Oberstein in 2017 to pursue a master’s degree in Gemstones and Jewellery and graduated in 2020.