I am a creature of the past, it's true.
I mull, I turn I process
something comes that propels me back to the ever-present moment in which we live
despite rich memories and myths
there is nothing else but the now
it has always been so.
As Orion and I journey into a more confident and balanced phase of mothering
I wondered what creature I could
craft that would represent
and the first mental image was the fins and tails
and gills and shimmer
Things that -ethereal as they are- represent a perfect natural machine.
Out of the stagnant
and loaded past
into this moment with clarity and grace.
the one thing that we could never get too much of.
These pieces are made with the intention and prayer
and a release of anything heavy.
Enamel graphite and watercolor on copper
layer after layer of color
strung on sterling silver oxidized chain
with little bubbles as anchors.