Invidiosa is an emergent line of demi-fine jewelry, handmade by designer Mackenzie Tessa Cameron in her Toronto atelier. Invidiosa was launched in 2017, and takes its name from the bewitching Pre-Raphaelite painting, Circe Invidiosa (1892), by John William Waterhouse. The painting features the sorceress Circe, half hovering, half balanced, on top of a sea creature in a dark and murky grotto. Circe pours a luminous turquoise potion into the pool, a poisonous concoction intended to transform Scylla, Circe’s romantic rival, into a terrifying and grotesque monster.
The viewer’s attention is fixed entirely on Circe. Her beauty is not docile or delicate, but born of an intensity and focus that draws the viewer into her enchanting and dangerous world.
Invidiosa strives to create wearable art through the process of jewelry-making that captures the same allure and mystique of its namesake. Invidiosa’s aim is to design unique jewelry with an elegant mix of nature and luxury.