Arcos is the production work of Allison R. Cannarsa, a New York native, artist and jeweler who values thoughtful and affordable design. Inspired by the ethos of the Bauhaus and Ray and Charles Eames, and the work of metal artists like Alexander Calder and Tone Vigeland, she is committed to producing high quality, hand-made jewelry within reach.
Her pieces are made of pure metal and semi- precious stones. No plating, imitation or low quality materials are used, and every piece is designed and made by Allison in her Jersey City studio, down to the hand carved stampings she puts on all Arcos packages.
The work is inspired by the objects and ideas that she loves, which most likely involve the Subconscious, ancient relics, Modernism, Brutalism, masked performance, abstracted nature, Mystery, and all things ceremonial. The Anemoi is her first collection, which borrows the intriguing and very old names of different wind currents of the world. Her newest collection, Fortuna Redux, is inspired by travel, crossroads, winding paths, and finding the way.
She has been studying and working in metal since 2007.