Carolina Gomes Art

Carolina Gomes Art

About The Artist

Carolina Gomes • Pacifica, CA

Carolina Gomes is a queer contemporary jeweler. Born in Brazil (1986), she now resides in San Francisco/CA. Her whimsical-weird jewelry is handmade and one-off. The primary materials are polymer clay and resin. Inspired by life’s diversity, bodies, and sensoriality, she reflects upon our existence in an organic and artificial atmosphere. In this otherworldly reality, she creates beings overflowing freely and fluidly together.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Each jewel is unique, made freehand by me. In a dialogical and metamorphic process, a dance between planning, improvisation, intuition, and emotion. I like the plasticity of matter. The impression of organic gestures, which, after baking, become fossilized.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I am passionate about how jewelry is a powerful way of self-expression and connectivity. People express themselves differently, and it is beautiful to see diverse beauty in diverse bodies. I have always liked to add a sense of imagination and playfulness to everyday life to my creations. My practice includes making jewelry, drawings, and virtual collages.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Since my troubled childhood, I have strived to turn traumas into creativity. I find my strength in reinvention by expressing myself through different media and materials. I’m passionate about body positivity, celebrating sexuality, vulnerability, and the nurturing possibilities of being. My influences come from many universes, such as makeup, queer culture, nightlife, and festivals.