Bowl, “La Mano Negra”, fine silver. Swedish silversmith August Happ has created this fine silver bowl in one piece, titled “La Mano Negra”. The bowl is in the shape of half an earth globe with embossed shapes of continents in its surface. It rests upon a skeletal hand – symbolizing how the Earth and humanity itself is balancing on the brink of disaster, be it environmental or viral. But perhaps this reminder of the frailty of our existence can also serve as insight? It could be an opportunity to re-evaluate our ways and lay the foundation for new, more sustainable habits. Crisis as an awakening.
August Happ (b. 1980) lives and works in Stockholm. He works at The Oxenstierna Manor on Storgatan 31, Stockholm. Happ studied at Craft & Design Nääs Factories and Leksand Folk High School, and did an apprenticeship with silver- and goldsmith Sebastian Schildt in Stockholm.
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