romacervantes on Nov 25, 2016
En vivo ésta pieza es mucho más bonita. El trabajo de MUSIBATTY siempre, desde la primera pieza ha sido con amor y creatividad. Le gusta lo que hace y eso aporta luz a cada una de sus piezas. Esperemos cosas increíbles el 2017
I was born in the mountains outside Mexico City where I grew up among black lava sand dunes in a house with thick adobe walls built by my father. I had a creative childhood. My mother, a textile artist, filled our home with art supplies, and from her I learnt to draw, paint, batik, dye, sew, punch rugs and make jewelry.
As a child, I roamed the countryside looking for pre-Hispanic chards and figurines. Finding a link to the past filled me with wonder, and through my discovery of ceramic fragments I connected with ancient craftspeople. Although never complete, the chards felt strangely whole and self-sufficient, like symbols or visual stand-ins for the people who had made them. Since then, I have longed to find a visual vocabulary of my own that could communicate at a primal level with that part of us that remains constant, regardless of time.
At the start, clay was my preferred medium. I built large, hollow, coil-formed pieces that were unconscious simplifications of objects I encountered in daily life: vessels, buildings, trees and tools. As a silversmith, I continue to explore the same visual language I developed in ceramics, with the added challenge of making wearable pieces. When I draw or paint, my exploration is more graphic.
I continuously revisit self-contained forms in my work. My art speaks of solidity and weight, of rock and mineral associations. Each piece is still and frontal. As I work, I look for balance between positive and negative space so that both coexist. I strive to be as present as I can to each step of the creative process, letting the piece become what it needs to be, understanding the work is not a production, but rather an exploration.
I am Jennifer Musi, the jewelry artist behind MUSIBATTY. I believe life is enriched by the creative expression of each one of us. I explore my perspective in every piece I make so that it is unique, powerful and infused with life.
My name is Jennifer, and I am the jewelry artist behind MUSIBATTY (moo-see bah-tee).
I inherited a unique visual and creative language from my parents, which is why I named my creative self in their honor, joining their last names: Musi and Batty. My mother –Julia Batty– is a British-American textile artist. My father –Jorge Musi– is a Mexican-Lebanese architect. MUSIBATTY is a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of my ancestors.
I hand-build all of my jewelry in my studio in Mexico City, using 100% recycled sterling silver recycled from photographic processes.
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Items are shipped within 2-3 business days of payment.
International orders take between 2-5 weeks to arrive. Thank you for your patience!
Orders within Mexico City will arrive between 2-5 business days, and orders to any other state in Mexico arrive within 8-12 business days.
Your order will be shipped to the address you provided ETSY at time of checkout. PLEASE be sure to give me the correct address. I am not responsible for lost packages due to incorrectly supplied addresses.
Once your package has been mailed, you will receive a confirmation message with an estimated delivery date and your personal tracking number.
If an item is lost in the mail when I send it to you, I will give you a full refund. I consider an item lost if it has not arrived within 6 weeks.
I am not responsible for items that were not collected and returned to my address in Mexico City (they can be held at the border).
*International buyers (outside the US and Canada) are responsible for duties, fees and taxes charged by their country. In the 600+ orders that I have mailed, none have incurred in any additional fees, but I mention this in case it happens.
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I sell all of my work on a first come, first serve basis, so I don't put pieces on hold or offer a layaway plan.
The purchase of my art does not transfer reproduction rights of my work.
All of my work is © MUSIBATTY 2009-2016.