"Through the eyes of Maria João Bahia... "
For the pieces gathered in this exposition, Maria João Bahia found her inspiration in a never-ending source: the planet itself. She chose to observe the four elements: water, earth, air, fire, capturing their energy and translating it into the language of aesthetics that is her own. Thus, her gaze is far more than an act of observation; it is an opening to the vibrations of matter and light. With gold, pearls, coral, it raises harmonies that find resonance in all of us.
Maria João Bahia was born to shapes and volumes. At twenty she abandoned university to integrate a jewellery workshop. Her sensitivity to the universe soon meant exhibitions in numerous countries, including the United States.
Nothing is innocent, Maria João Bahia is a woman. Creative woman jewellery are rare. Some, like Jeanne Toussaint or Gabrielle Chanel, marked their time and continue to inspire contemporary jewellery. I also rejoice that - man or woman - genuine creators have the opportunity to express themselves, with the support of professionals and the public.
As a jeweller, one thing strikes me: these pieces are valuable items that one can acquire as such, while also being highly portable jewels for any elegant and refined woman. This jewellery is modern, because it is timeless. Nature through the eyes of Maria João Bahia is also a look at the eternal feminine.