'All That Glitters' by Sonya Sanchez Arias
"ALL THAT GLITTERS" . . . is a unique collection of Jewelry by Sonya Sanchez Arias
created from recycled Plastic Cutlery (i.e. spoons, forks and knives).

http://SonyaSanchezArias.com
"I am always at the beginning of the next stage of my creative journey! 
If this work has a mission, it is this: To see the beauty and potential of all things, and the possibilities
that a different point of view can create. It may be an empty water bottle, plastic utensils,
rubber tubing, electrical wires or trash bags. Whatever the material or the original purpose, it can be
transformed into something new and unexpected with a new and viable reason for existing." – Sonya
All That Glitters….is a unique collection of Jewelry created by Sonya Sanchez Arias All the pieces are hand made from recycled Plastic Cutlery .

“As an artist I am a work in progress, always growing, always learning, always inspired by the possibilities. I am always at the beginning of the next stage of my creative journey, full of passion, emotion, unfettered openness. I continue to search for my own artistic identity, and I freely experiment with different subjects and materials.”

There is beauty and usefulness in all things. So much energy, design and creativity is invested in all the materials that we use in our day to day lives. I’ve always used scraps and odds and ends to create my personal work, the whole process of transforming discarded materials into jewelry has always struck me as magical and gratifying. And over the years, that magical process has sent me on a journey of discovery. I create from the inside out. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously exploring the attributes of my materials, addressing their limitations and creating innovative techniques by which I can manipulate them, my unconscious carries me across the barriers into new and uncharted possibilities. This work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and new techniques that influence the finished product.

If this work has a mission, it is this: To see the beauty and potential of all things, and the possibilities that a different point of view can create. It may be an empty water bottle, plastic utensils, rubber tubing, electrical wires or trash bags. Whatever the material or the original purpose, it can be transformed into something new and unexpected with a new and viable reason for existing.

My jewelry proceeds in harmony with the ‘up-cycling’ movement, which seeks to reevaluate the worth of waste by reinventing and reclaiming discarded materials in new and unexpected ways giving it a second life, transforming it’s original design into something new. All of my jewelry and accessories are the result of manipulating used and discarded materials. These repurposed materials give the jewelry and accessories a strong identity with unique characteristics effectively making each piece a distinct and unique work of art.
My process and my inspiration are material-focused. Using non-organic discarded materials and reworking them to create unexpectedly organic shapes and patterns. I aim to create jewelry and accessories that demand a fundamental reconsideration of material and purpose. I strive to make jewelry that is distinctive and surprising. Jewelry that is contemporary and makes a creative and thoughtful statement.

This body of work came to life through a common deep rooted passion to working toward sustainable development. In an over-consuming society, already struggling to solve the problems of tomorrow, eco-design offers a new path to more environmentally friendly products, by up-cycling and repurposing discarded materials into useful art. The function and material nature of jewelry does not concern me as much as the presence and feeling of an object that has been transformed from one material, having one purpose, into something entirely different.

I’m constantly exposed to traditional jewelry for the commercial market as part of my work with my husband creating commercial photography for the jewelry industry. Because of the sheer amount of traditional jewelry that we constantly work with, I’ve gravitated to a more avant garde style of jewelry crafted in the workshops of artists, the creators of the experimental jewelry. I am more interested in exploring and discovering a new form of intellectual and alternate material based solutions. I am attracted to artists who are building foundations for the modern and progressive thinking for jewelry as a contemporary art form.

I’m always inspired by Mother Nature, the most impressive artist of all. I love organic shapes and textures and the incredible colour palette that natureI’m always inspired by Mother Nature, the most impressive artist of all. I love organic shapes and textures and the incredible colour palette that nature provides.
'All That Glitters' by Sonya Sanchez Arias
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'All That Glitters' by Sonya Sanchez Arias

'All That Glitters' is a collection of handmade Jewelry created by Sonya Sanchez Arias and entirely made from recycled plastics.
56
1,065
5
Published: