Ginkgo Biloba, Sacred and oldest tree in the world.
The sunlight that filters through the trees and gives us that subtle and soft shadow was the first idea of the effect that I wanted to create with the first piece of this collection, a chandelier. At that very moment in late 2014 I also began to create my ethereal organic sculptures symbolizing the union between the opposite energies, Yin Yang. I wanted this symbolism to be reflected in the chandelier as well. Looking for references, I found that in nature it is the Ginkgo Biloba tree that represents this union. This tree is one of the most beautiful because of the shape of its fan-shaped leaves, its symbolism representing the union of opposites, providing harmony and balance, and it is also considered a sacred tree.
The production process of this piece is truly like a jewel. Lost wax casting is an ancient jewelry technique. One by one, the Ginkgo leaves are created through molds of real leaves, in wax. One by one leaves and branches are welded until each one of the unique pieces of this collection is shaped. The gold-plated finish makes each piece give an aura of a sacred and beautiful object at the same time.