Carina Shoshtary’s jewelry can be characterized as emotional, imaginative and innovative. Shoshtary describes herself as a kind of modern hunter-gatherer as she finds the materials for her artworks in her immediate surroundings. Her choice of materials is often unusual: colorful graffiti from heavily sprayed walls, old bobbin laces found in a cellar, the plastic nets of shower sponges. All her materials have had a previous life, a former use and meaning. With scientific curiosity and sensitive intuition, Shoshtary reveals the potential of these materials.
Carina’s new work is a bold statement of beauty and sustainability. The flower earring series is titled For When We Flourish. The beautifully sculpted forms are made from a 100% bio sourced plastic PLA, vintage lucite, glass and recycled silver.
The new bracelet series is called Mock Weave. The title comes from the process “I create the pattern by placing dot by dot by hand with the 3d pen, so the time to build the shape might be similar to the time it needs to weave a basket.”
She redefines the expressive and decorative qualities inherent to the materials by repurposing them in a different context.
Carina has exhibited internationally and belongs to the public collections of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg and The International Design Museum Munich - among others.
She resides in Munich, Germany.