Pendants (add chain for additional $45) by Maria Battista
Maria Battista trained as a gold smith and sculptor in Tuscany and Umbria, Italy, in Colorado Springs, and in Denver and Marble, Colorado. After formal education at Rutgers University (B.A.) and Kansas University (M.A.) she embraced life and work in the Pike’s Peak region. Maria’s business names Études and her latest endeavor First Circle Studios refer to a vibrant life of study, contemplation, and travel which all drive her creative and spiritual activity. In her media of stone and bronze, she works in the tradition of the European Masters, emphasizing the figure as embodiment of the emotional and esoteric dimensions of the human experience. Her jewelry is contemporary and elegant with echoes of Asian design, the American Southwest, and ancient symbolic resonances. Her work has appeared in exhibitions and galleries ranging from Colorado to Santa Fe to Costa Rica. She has been featured in numerous magazine articles, including having her sculpture on the cover of the Colorado Journeys magazine. Visit her extensive portfolio at www.mariabattista.com.