LAUDAMUS VETERES, SED NOSTRIS UTEMUR ANNIS
WE PRAISE THE PAST, BUT USE THE PRESENT
Ovidio (Publio Ovidio Nasone)
Based on this famous quote of Ovid, Master Goldsmith Marco Mancini wants to show the character, strength, beauty, and above all creativity in being sensitive to translate the unreal into the real. Leaving the feeling and the story contained in the artworks intact, managing to transmit its own essence.
Marco’s curiosity is based on a common and constant element as the attention described by Ovid in ‘Metamorphosis’, where the transformation is always described in great detail. Ovid makes extensive use of ‘variety’, that is the continuous transition to very different concepts, with strong stylistic diversity. A continuous narration embedding all the stories in a smooth and harmonious way. With this concept the ‘Metamorphosis collection’ project follows the challenge and fantasy of universal history in a unique object that becomes pleasure for the harmony and the details contained in the originality of the unreal.
The history of man is told by works he left behind