The Princess of Jewelry
Sicilian artist Angela Carruba Pintaldi works in diverse media from sculpture, painting, drawing, and installations to jewelry. Her jewelry, in particular, is perhaps best described by the elegant words of Domenico Constantini and Angelica Cantú Rajnoldi in their article “Angela's Daring Soul” for the publication Collectible DRY:
After a debut as a jewelry creator, it is through the lost myth of ‘Ateh,’ a Chazara princess open to art, religions and culture in all its forms, that the nature of Angela Carrubba Pintaldi is delineated. The artist defined by Suzy Menkes, in the pages of the International Herald Tribune, as ‘Heart Angela,’ is known worldwide as: ‘The barefoot princess,‘ ‘The Princess of Jewelry,’ ‘Encantadora de piedras.’ Her creations have something eclectic about them, drawing inspiration from historical locations such as Fez, Jaipur, Istanbul, Mali and Sicily. It is from the land of the South that Angela Carrubba Pintaldi takes on by osmosis the volcanicity, the telluric vibrations, a world for her of the absence of boundaries and forms.