24 Oct 2012

+BONES go Fine

And the new project of +Bones takes off!
+BONES Go Fine!
 Those are the initial designs for the Ring Collection:

2 Oct 2012


 But before we move on to the next chapter of +BONES, the pieces from the recent exhibition "Cast from Different Moulds" in School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University in Birmingham, UK.

ChestBone I, mixed media, 2012

NeckBone I, mixed media, 2012

 HandBone I, mixed media, 2012
 HandBone II, mixed media, 2012

 FingerBone V, mixed media, 2012

 FingerBone II, mixed media, 2012

 FingerBone III, mixed media, 2012
FingerBone IV, mixed media, 2012
FingerBone I, mixed media, 2012

1 Oct 2012


It's been a while...
Moving to a new flat, no internet connection thinking about new stuff of work and all...
My full online portfolio ->http://elenizolia.wix.com/jewellerysculpture#!home/mainPage
Not only +BONES but the whole stuff.
And new work is coming soon.

28 Aug 2012

Making Bones for the neck…

I’m going to start from the bones of the neck as it is a category that if you look into it you will find it absolutely fascinating. Personally at first I thought the bones of the neck are almost similar in all creatures but after some research they are not. Actually they have the greatest variety in nature.

From dinosaurs to animals…

 *Photos taken by me from Natural History Museum in London and the book EVOLUTION, 7 stories pressed

And to humans…

As you see there are plenty of elements to be combined, changed and transformed.
That’s how it works…

26 Aug 2012

Why this blog?

Ok… After all the formal stuff it’s time to explain the existence of this blog.

The whole “bones thing” may spook some people.  Funny thing but it can happen. However, they are something natural and very important for our life.
Through my work I develop a different view on them. I am not neither a biologist, a scientist nor a forensic anthropologist…! I am not going to make any scientific analysis (I do not even know the actual name of some bones believe me!) or try to create a “spooky” feeling –at least not for now- by giving any impression of scaring remains. I admire and research a sculpture made by nature by taking its aim away -at least for the time being- and I develop new sculptures out of it. On the other hand, I keep the fact that the bones indicate the existence of the flesh as they hold it and give its shape. With different bones we would be different creatures, so simple. So just say that I am playing with nature by creating a transformation of the real thing.
Actually we are living in a world that speaks about the transformation of the body far too much and by any means, from plastic surgery to DNA technology. So why not art participate into this just by putting the question of what would happen, “if” that transformation was much deeper?

Bottom line, this is what this blog is about, to communicate and discuss my ideas and explain my pieces. Sketchbooks are just too personal and more for educational reasons. Here I can better show the way of thinking and how this concept evolves and adjusts to different minor concepts as time passes.
So stay tuned!

24 Aug 2012

Just a quick view...

Just a small taste of what is coming from me in the MA show:
School of Jewellery Birmingham, UK
Private View: 8th September 2012 6pm
Open to the public: 10-26 September 2012