Garimpeiro Trinket Pan

Garimpeiro Trinket Pan

Gold in Brazil was discovered in the 17th century and impacted South America in numerous ways both culturally and economically. The prosperity and wealth this brought also created much pollution and environmental destruction in the area. The Portuguese and slaves at the time were rushed to the mines and thousands of ‘garimpeiro’s mined the area’s daily. The gold rush proved to be the longest in history and as a result many years later created a detriment to the earth, in fact one mountain in Brazil was completely desimated and is now a vast quarry. David Elia’s Garimpeiro Collection was created using terracotta an adaptable and organic material widely used in Brazil. Jewels just like gold nuggets can be displayed on the small ridged terracotta levels reminiscent of mountain plateau’s from which gold came from.

Designed in 2017

Terracotta, Gilding.

Edition of 8

Garimpeiro Trincket Pan

Garimpeiro Trincket Pan

Gold in Brazil was discovered in the 17th century and impacted South America in numerous ways both culturally and economically. The prosperity and wealth this brought also created much pollution and environmental destruction in the area. The Portuguese and slaves at the time were rushed to the mines and thousands of ‘garimpeiro’s mined the area’s daily. The gold rush proved to be the longest in history and as a result many years later created a detriment to the earth, in fact one mountain in Brazil was completely desimated and is now a vast quarry. David Elia’s Garimpeiro Collection was created using terracotta an adaptable and organic material widely used in Brazil. Jewels just like gold nuggets can be displayed on the small ridged terracotta levels reminiscent of mountain plateau’s from which gold came from.

Designed in 2017

Terracotta, Gilding.

Edition of 8

Garimpeiro Trincket Pan

Garimpeiro Trincket Pan

Gold in Brazil was discovered in the 17th century and impacted South America in numerous ways both culturally and economically. The prosperity and wealth this brought also created much pollution and environmental destruction in the area. The Portuguese and slaves at the time were rushed to the mines and thousands of ‘garimpeiro’s mined the area’s daily. The gold rush proved to be the longest in history and as a result many years later created a detriment to the earth, in fact one mountain in Brazil was completely desimated and is now a vast quarry. David Elia’s Garimpeiro Collection was created using terracotta an adaptable and organic material widely used in Brazil. Jewels just like gold nuggets can be displayed on the small ridged terracotta levels reminiscent of mountain plateau’s from which gold came from.

Designed in 2017

Terracotta, Gilding.

Edition of 8

 1. “ Washing the gold ore: from the mountain Itacolume ”. Rugendas, Johann Moritz, 1802-1858. Viagem pitoresca através do Brasil.  2.  Sebastiao Salgado ’s  Serra Pelada .  A series of photographs  that were taken in 1986 depicting endless numbers of mine workers distributed on various parts of a tall gold mining cliff. The photograph captures gold grabbers and miners pouring from the side of Brazil’s then largest and most dangerous mine known as Serra Pelada.

1. “Washing the gold ore: from the mountain Itacolume”. Rugendas, Johann Moritz, 1802-1858. Viagem pitoresca através do Brasil.

2. Sebastiao Salgado’s Serra Pelada. A series of photographs that were taken in 1986 depicting endless numbers of mine workers distributed on various parts of a tall gold mining cliff. The photograph captures gold grabbers and miners pouring from the side of Brazil’s then largest and most dangerous mine known as Serra Pelada.