From Europe with love comes heavenly jewelry by Erich Zimmermann
Patina Gallery proudly presents Gracefully Capturing Space, an exhibition of contemporary jewelry from April 6 to May 7, 2018. The exhibition is the ultimate manifestation of Zimmermann’s passion for making with his hands what he sees in his mind.
"What matters is this: that you feel strongly about what you want to pass on,” he says. “Then it is important that you are able to make the sensation understandable and make the materials interpret that sensation"
Renowned in Europe and America, Zimmermann finds special meaning in the words Gracefully Capturing Space. As a private pilot, the Augsburg, Germany, jewelry maker imagines jewelry in the context of light and space, and as an instrument for illuminating and celebrating the grace and precision of human movement.
"If I design a ring, I try to become a part of that ring,” he says. “I try to feel like this ring, to be this ring. And sometimes it is hard for me to give this ring away"
The reward for Zimmermann’s intense focus and long hours of jewelry making comes when a woman chooses one of his pieces and puts it on. The master gold and silversmith says:
"My jewelry should become a part of the person who wears it. It should be a treasure which is beloved, which is a partner"