Oddly enough, this necklace, though meant to be part of an ongoing series inspired by the "infinity" symbol (noted in the shape of the chain links), it was also grounded in the past year's experience of losing several loved ones to breast cancer; yet, it continued to evolve over the course of seven or so weeks. The small circular disc charms to one side of the carved floral sapphire were initially meant to be simpler, concentric circle designs reminiscent of the female breast, lined up neatly as if in a firing line, broken in solidarity only by the occasional pale pink tourmaline triangle set in gold. How far we've come from that....
Instead, this piece has taken on a life of its own. Though I cannot say why for sure it is that I was unable to bring myself to complete the other vision in my head, I feel this is what was meant to manifest, and I am grateful for the exercise in trusting the muse. Design, for me, is medicine. Art is therapy. Especially as the holidays come back around, and this time with fewer faces at the table, I find myself working through my grief and looking hard to make sense of loss, to make this year count for good, and to validate myself as an artist and maker worthy of being somehow fortunate enough to still be here for this next trip around our sun. Perhaps I am not who can follow a plan, just as I have never been able to take the traditional routes in life, and yet I pray there is purpose in my practice and that the work moves others as it slowly shifts the heaviness in me.
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Sterling and Fine Silvers.
Measures just shy of 19" in length.
Central pendant measures approximately 1" wide by 2" long.
Ships insured via USPS Priority Mail.
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