My technique is called water casting.
I melt silver and pour it into water, where it cools into intriguing, spectacular, and fluid pieces. I can also include organic elements around which the metal solidifies: cabbage floats on top of water; pasta floats amidst it; beans sink to the bottom. I patina my pieces with liver of sulphur to give them a wide range of color. With liver of sulphur I can make sterling silver yellow, blue, green, red, purple, light grey, dark grey, and black.
My inspiration comes from fantasy and grows into extravagance by combining Rococo shapes with Abstract forms. Organically-cast metal is assembled with uncommon stones or pearls, which I put together as though they are puzzle pieces wanting to be made whole. I transform many pieces into a harmony that invites the viewer into the microcosmic world of each individual work. My pieces are over the top fluid spectacles. They are manifestations of instinct, intuition, and imagination.
Absurd abstraction creates other worldly ornamentation.
Alessandro Morosani grew up in a rural section of northwestern Connecticut, where he was no stranger to hands-on learning or artful expression. His first encounter with silversmithing was his senior year of high school at Proctor Academy, for which he was awarded the Senior Metalsmithing Award. When he moved to Asheville, NC, he found classes and studio space at Earthspeak Arts. Sonz then enrolled in the jewelry program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2008. He was awarded the 2012 prize for Outstanding Use of Stones and Design Excellence. He then rented studio space from Brooklyn Metal Works and enrolled in their goldsmithing class. Later, he moved out of NY city back to the country in CT. Sonz also learned CAD/CAM from the Gemological Institute of America. He has been in group shows and exhibited in craft shows across North America and Europe.
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