The production of expert artisan Salvatore Sanna combines metalsmith with great passion and artistic sensitivity. Inspired by the territory and the traditions of Sardinia, Salvatore reinterprets motifs of the local tradition in a contemporary way, combining the archaic Nuragic civilisation and modern craftsmanship. In his workshop in Oliena, he designs and makes his products entirely by hand, implementing new forms and techniques.
Salvatore Sanna's decorative objects have different inspirations. The animali collection includes a series of small sculptures in which shapes are contoured on an iron sheet with elegant stylization, decorated with iridescent nuances on mottled and burnished surfaces. Archaic inspirations characterize the production that is inspired by the Nuragic civilization, with the symbols of the Mother Goddess and the Navicella, very much related to Sardinian identity and its people.
In his workshop, he performs different manual ironsmith techniques: cutting, forging and molding, embossing, burnishing and different techniques of wax finishing or painting with experimental variations.
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