IS ALL ABOUT USING BASIC GEOMETRIES AND THE MOST ELEMENTAL OF MATERIALS, TO HELP CREATE AN OBJECT OF SUBLIME BEAUTY AND REMARKABLE SPIRITUAL POWER.
During the Roman Empire, the re-purposing of marble came to play a predominant role in the image projected by the Empire. “Spolia,” literally meaning the ‘spoils’ of war or conquest, were pieces of marble that had been damaged or destroyed and were then reused in new buildings or sculptures in a manner designed to indicate the power and conquests of Rome. Marble acquired a significance as a commercial commodity, serving the dual purpose of displaying the power of Rome while demonstrating the pragmatism of repurposing a precious material. The concept of “spolia’ imbeds this design and the use of marble in this clutch bag puts an element of territorial history into a commercial context.
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