11 students presented their graduation work in an installation in the Alchimia school gallery, demonstrating their “state of mind, their continuous research, their acceptance of failure as a necessary condition for growth, their desire to grow, and their curiosity [about] existence.”
The installation kept up to the Alchimia aesthetic standards and utilized a current design trend of suspending furniture and using it out of its normal context. The student work demonstrates a certain amount of material (mostly non-precious) and theoretical research, although as far as art jewelry objects, I was almost more interested in the installation itself. Some of the work had a distinct relationship of our humanism in as much as the materials seemed to have had direct contact with the maker’s body in its actual formation. The student-designed and published portfolio “look-books” were each unique and beautifully executed, proving the importance of artists’ identity and visual promotion.