Dalila Pasotti was born and raised in Turin, Italy, one of the most architecturally beautiful cities, a pearl of the baroque and renaissance era. She spent her adolescence as an award-winning equestrienne while studying music and theater on the side, fond of the beauty of the world, she spent her youth traveling, from the African steppe to the Amazon, always striving to have a fuller understanding of the things she loved and grow as an artist. She believes that science and art have a secret connection and felt the need to go deeper in to this knowledge. She got a degree in natural sciences at the University of Turin, where the buildings and their interiors look straight out of a last century tale, the antique rooms filled with jars with formaldehyde preparations and rocks like an ancient laboratory. She always had an inner passion for the Unknown and Nature, the incomprehensible uncanny Universe, astrophysics and any form of art that amplifies these elements.
Before establishing New York as her new home she earned a press card writing articles for a national newspaper, and continued sending cultural communiqués after moving. While she devoted herself as a musical performer, she soon realized that she needed to create something she could touch as well, aesthetically beautiful and fulfilling to pair with the stage persona, so it wasn’t long before she began to make her own adornments to wear on stage and in photo shoots. Intoxicated by the power of jewelry as an art form and a manifesto, her designs grow more luxurious, incorporating a lifelong love of precious stones passed on by her parents, who collected precious stones and jewelry for as long as she could remember. Her degree came full circle, especially extensive courses dedicated to petrography, mineralogy, geology and crystallography. She broke into New York’s Diamond District to apprentice with renowned jewelers and learn the craft of her art from inception to culmination. While working on her jewelry she kept cultivating her passion for arts, choosing sculpture as her media and perfecting her skills at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York.
Elegance, Mystery and Power are the three adjectives that best represent Dalila Pasotti’s work, applying old-fashioned techniques to avant garde, conceptual, and sculptural pieces.
This jewelry represents the full spectrum of Dalila's life and vision. The creations tie together an Epicurean embrace of natural beauty with her roots in Turin’s history of mysticism and black magic, elegance and romance with mystery and danger, continental charm with minimalist decadence, and is being discovered by a new generation of uncompromising visionaries.