John Pendray is a living book of the seas and the ships men use to navigate it. In his studio, Pendray explores the diverse cultural similarities among vessels in disparate parts of the world and the reasons why.
The Artist: Making of the New New World
In 2012, Mark Abouzeid curated “The New New World” exhibition in one of the most important art spaces in Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio. The exhibition was a constructive response to the immediate crisis caused by racist attacks in the city.
The Goldsmith: Jewellery Artist Sophie Beer
Sophie Beer is an upcoming jewellery artist. Her jewellery pieces speak of memories, relationships and connections between human beings. Trained as a goldsmith and designer, she chooses to be an artist. Her focus is to use jewellery, made of unconventional materials, as a tool to communicate stories and to open up a dialogue.