Friday, September 25, 2009

Breathless




Something I made today made my sentimental eyes tear up, a sure sign it was something pretty groundbreaking for me in terms of soulful design.

This time last year it was almost wedding time and I was so looking forward to Hawaii... how could I have known that going there would haunt me like this? 

The coral reef on Anini Beach, the sky, the breeze, the feel of paradise.... I awoke today determined to make something that would bring back the feel of the coral, the deep twisty thickets of sea life and the feel of the warm currents.

So I did, with near-trembling hands towards the end, kind of like the feeling I get at the end of a particularly good musical take "Just hang on and keep this feeling!!".... I made a memory come to life in my studio.

The stone in this is an incredible cut of Sonora Sunrise with a near-metallic band running across the blue and a delicate tomato red at the tippy top.

The chain is luxe, the work is from my heart, from my memory and ties in one of the loveliest experiences I've ever had.
In the Metal Shop soon!

9 comments:

Runs4fun said...

Now THAT is stunning! Oh my...

Katherine said...

WOW. Wow, wow, wow. I love it!!!

susie said...

You made a memory- that is about the coolest thing ever. Such a fluidity about that piece, I can almost hear the waves.

reconstructing sarah said...

get out of here! you went to hawaii, too! not only do we have the same anniversary, but we were in hawaii at the same time...too wierd! great minds :)

oh, and...FANTASTIC piece. truly a breakthrough design. it's just wonderful!

Michaela Dawn said...

Holy! This is outstanding! Very organic and earthy looking with such a glow of elegance...

Beautiful!

I suppose its already claimed?

Got to go look...

Good Girls Studio said...

Breathtaking...it looks almost alive! ~Wow~

jessi sawyer said...

Oh my...this is beautiful. Hawaii holds a piece of my heart as well. I had no idea what I'd be in for the first time I visited, but it's left me pining for it. Lovely piece.

liz r. said...

Susie's term "fludity" is just right--it's a very graceful piece.

Kiki said...

I love the way that you reinterpreted your "sprouts" theme, submerging it in memory. I adore the movement in the sprout that runs parallel to the sprout which points towards the red tip. To me, the piece easily represents both an aquatic environment and an exotic sea creature swimming on by.
The stone is also very well chosen.