Eric Silva is into making sculptures. Whether small-scale, wearable ones, or large conglomerations made to adorn a wall rather than a person, Silva is a lover of decoration. In his jewelry, he uses shed antler, semi-precious stones and other materials to create careful ensembles that use the contrast of the ivory-like horn, the little sparks of color conjured by ruby and aquamarine, and the simple accompaniment of silver to guide the eye along both body and into oases of detail.
His jewelry made for architecture rather than people follow a slightly different lead. Industrial meets rural as heavy metal and natural materials are combined.
Eric has a contemporary tribal aesthetic which expresses itself through highlighting the act of memory and the wistful taste of nostalgia. From found objects to the antler horn which he prizes, each item incorporated into his pieces is meant to conjure up feelings of a time past but still very real and tactile. It is the modern moment, fleeting but everpresent.