Description by the artist
Occhi sperti (Sicilian for smart eyes) ) is the title of this artwork. My jewels are handmade and speak of land and roots, of sky and sea. They narrate my Sicily, its colors, its history, its strong contradictions. I was inspired by the prickly pear and its plots that bind us, harness us and that, magically, make us freer to dream. 925/000 silver polished burnished prickly pear texture. Handmade with imperfections and irregularities, which is unique. 925/000 silver polished burnished. 925/000 Bleached silver.
Width: mm 16/20
Length: on request (man/woman).
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The prickly pears (which inspired Roberto) are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They grow everywhere: on the sides of cliffs, in gardens, on the roofs of abandoned houses, on the sides of roads … Its fruit (ripe by the end of August) is delicious and much loved by Sicilians who also make rosoli and mostarda, a sweet typically prepared in jars, with the addition of carnations, cinnamon and almonds. Gelo is also very appreciated, a sort of gelatinous cream. Prickly pears were imported by Arabs during their domination (IX-XI century).
(photo) Sicilian family, 1800
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