"my work evolves the notion of movement in solid form and how it pertains to my roman experience. i explore earth-bound elements, reviving archaic forms and re-interpreting them with a modern sensibility. sculpted in wax, then forged and constructed in sterling silver, the individual forms are shaped and manipulated through folding, hammering, and piercing. the resulting surfaces are highly textured, with surfaces evocative of volcanic ash and the ancient ruins of my native rome. yet their shape and combination is clean, simple, and minimal. just the kind of contrast i aim to achieve in all my work."emanuela duca lives and works in new york.