Emilie Shapiro grew up on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, where water has always been her constant and her inspiration. She comes from a long line of creative entrepreneurs, inventors, and free spirits who have encouraged her to explore many different mediums throughout her artistic life. Her work is inspired by natural elements and heavily driven by experimentation and process. Emilie uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting which dates back to the Egyptians, wherein she carves sculptural pieces into hard wax and casts them into metal. Rough gemstones are incorporated into her work as a celebration of the beauty of natural imperfection and cast in place so they are embedded in the metal to represent a marriage of materials. All production and resources are kept as local as possible, and every piece is handmade in Emilie’s studio in New York City.
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