The art of marcasite
Incredible. Artful. Ephemeral.
Japanese artist Saya Kubota re-envisions Swarovski Marcasite as a creative material. The intriguing metallic mineral, precision-cut by Swarovski, takes center stage in Saya’s series “Incomplete Existence.” Integrating 50,000 pieces of the iridescent genuine gemstone into antique decorative objects—most notably earthenware pottery dating back to historic Japanese eras (~ 300 B.C.) and a roof tile from the Tenpyo era (early 8th century)—these objets d’art are exquisite and fascinating.