The excentric jewellery of Eva Girbes Retamero People are often talking about the dual function of some gems, being objects associated with a body or a person, sharing complicities between their creator and the one who wears it, but at the same time claiming their own autonomy, like independent signs, unveiling themselves in a plane surface or in a wall, as if they were little sculptures. These are the .extracorporeal., .aberrant. gems. Their centre is not limited to a body. Maybe Eva Girbes RetamerosÅL gems are part of those extracorporeal gems. Yes, they do have clips to use them as brooches or necklaces, but you could also think of them as a collection of tools, neatly arranged and ready for use, like in an artist’s workshop. Maybe it is not just by chance that due to Eva’s personal experience, being the daughter of artisans, book artisans, and having watched their dextrous and expert hands cutting, folding, sewing, gluing, embossing, and adorning, using the tools of a bookbinder, those tools she is familiar with are now part of her creative work, where they are converted into symbols.