Martina Obid Mlakar

The series is a poetic interpretation of pebbles, gracefully stacked upon one another – a symbol of balance amid the chaos of sensations. The centre piece of each piece is a single pebble sculpted from precious metal, a gleaming beacon amidst the earthy hues of its companions fashioned from siporex, a humble yet resilient material. These contrasting elements mirror the dichotomy of desires and emotions, the juxtaposition of opulence and simplicity, again creating a harmony within. The stones, seemingly fragile in their precarious balance, represent the intricate equilibrium sought in the tumultuous landscape of sensations. Like emotions delicately stacked upon one another, the series captures the essence of the human experience – desires, emotions, needs – in a quest for internal harmony.

Martina Obid Mlakar has completed her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana. She held several solo exhibitions and participated in many others, in Slovenia and abroad. Her works were accepted into the collection of the Museum of Architecture and Design Slovenia and into the International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery in Legnica, Poland. Her designs have been selected and received praise from international juries. In 2022 her work received an Honourable Mention of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica. In 2021 the Feeling free Collection received the Made in Slovenia mark of excellence from Centre for Creativity, Museum of Architecture and Design Slovenia. In 2019 the Animal Farm Collection received Recognition Award from the Designers Society of Slovenia and her work The Crown received Special Mention from the Jury of Gioielli in Fermento, Italy. Her works have been selected and published in books. /
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