Alessandro Morosani, better known as Sonz, grew up in a rural section of northwestern Connecticut, where he was no stranger to hands-on learning, or artful expression.  His first encounter with silversmithing was his senior year of high school at Proctor Academy, for which he was awarded the Senior Metalsmithing Award.  When he moved to Asheville, NC, he found classes and studio space at Earthspeak Arts.  Sonz then enrolled in the jewelry program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2008.  He was awarded the 2012 prize for Outstanding Use of Stones and Design Excellence.  He then rented studio space from Brooklyn Metal Works and enrolled in their goldsmithing class.  Later, he moved out of NY city back to the country in CT.  Sonz also learned CAD/CAM from the Gemological Institute of America.  He has been in group shows and exhibited in craft shows across North America and Europe.


My technique is called water casting.

I melt silver and pour it into water, where it cools into intriguing, spectacular, and fluid pieces.  This technique can be expanded to include organic elements around which the metal solidifies: cabbage floats on top of water; pasta floats amidst it; beans sink to the bottom.  I patina my pieces with liver of sulphur to give them a wide range of color.  With liver of sulphur I can make sterling silver yellow, blue, green, red, purple, light grey, dark grey, and black.

My inspiration comes from fantasy and grows into extravagance by combining Rococo shapes with Abstract forms.  Organically-cast metal is assembled with uncommon stones or pearls, which I put together as though they are puzzle pieces wanting to be made whole.  I transform many pieces into a harmony that invites the viewer into the microcosmic world of each individual work.  My pieces are over the top fluid spectacles.  They are manifestations of instinct, intuition, and imagination.  Absurd abstraction creates other worldly ornamentation.


Exhibitions

Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition           2017

       Group Exhibition Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Brooklyn Metal Works 5th Annual Maker's Show                         2016

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Jed Malitz V2 Gallery Petite Beauty Show                                    2016

       Group Exhibition New Orleans, LA

Autor Contemporary Jewelry 15th International Fair                    2016

       Group Fair Bucharest, Romania

Pratt Institute 1st Annual Alumni Fine Arts Exhibition                    2015

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

 Verum Ultimum 2nd Annual Abstract Sanctuary                          2015

       Group Exhibition Portland, OR

Brooklyn Metal Works 3rd Annual Maker's Show                          2014

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute 3rd Annual Alumni Art & Design Fair                       2014

       Group Fair Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute Jewelry Showcase                                                    2013

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Metal Works 1st Annual Maker's Show                            2012

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute Senior Thesis Exhibition                                            2012

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute Junior Jewelry Exhibition                                           2011

       Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Mamas!  Don't Let Your Babies Become Artists                              2007

       Group Exhibition Asheville, NC

Proctor Academy Senior Jewelry Showcase                                  2003

       Group Exhibition Andover, NH