Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's NEW ? ? ?

The Graffiato Collection !!! Is HERE !  It has been hand carved from wax + is cast using the lost wax casting process in your choice of Solid Bronze or Sterling Silver, made specially for YOU  >  >

The inspiration for this collection came from my growing love for street art and graffiti. As I've slowly began traveling the world I've come to recognize the works of many street artists and as I've become more familiar, I've discovered how much I love being on a completely different side of the globe and finding someone's work I recognize. That contradictory feeling of the familiar and the unfamiliar colliding is amazing. 

We're all here trying to leave little pieces of "us" + the Graffiato Collection was created as a reminder to scratch away your name in everything you do, to leave your mark in this beautiful world.

Made in New York City. Conceptualized from across the world.

Each piece is made to order and unique.  PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE :)  If you have any questions regarding sizing or need help with figuring out your ring size leave a comment below + I'll get you fixed up in no time :)

Where does the word GRAFFIATO come from?? Both "graffiti" and its occasional singular form "graffito" are from the Italian word graffiato meaning "scratched." Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.  Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.  Graffiti is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface. A related term is sgraffito, which involves scratching through one layer of pigment to reveal another beneath it.

Each piece is hand stamped with our Intersecting Arrows :)  which was first conceptualized to be a tattoo as a reminder that our paths don't cross just once in life, rather they are are part of a complex tapestry that we've woven, and more likely then not they are to cross again (whether is be person, place, thing, or idea).

[xo] the garage gypsy