Venice is one of my five favorite cities in the world. I first went to Venice as a teenager, on a school trip with the Dominican nuns. I was entranced by the canals and beauty of meandering through the streets and waterways. When I returned years later, I once again lost myself in the twists and surprises of the floating city. As I walked, looking at shops full of masks, costumes, art, I went past an enchanting shorefront filled with a different kind of jewelry – modern, light, romantic. I lunched with friends in the nearby piazza of Santa Margherita (happily devoid of tourists) and came back to browse. My boyfriend (now husband) struck up a conversation with Gualti who created all the fabulous jewelry. I left with my first piece, a necklace, and every time we went back for the Venice Biennale, I added to my collection. Gualti even made me my own special headpiece for my wedding. I asked Gualti to write about his passion for this month’s art theme. If ever you find yourself in Venice, meander over to see him!