Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Day of the Dead Pendant
I am an artist working on a very small scale with precious materials used to create personal works of art. My art jewelry is sculptural, clean, and has an Asian influence resulting from artwork my parents had in our home when I was growing up. (Not the typical Midwestern
Day of the Dead Pendant is a new direction. Bright, Colorful and movement, is the theme. I used glass beads, bamboo beads, hammered copper and nickel silver, items which individually do not have great value. These items are representative of a day to day life that can seem ordinary, but when combined with the lives of our family and friends create a piece that is colorful and striking.
The Day of the Dead Pendant focuses on gatherings of family and friends who remember friends and relatives who have died and the color, movement and inter connectedness that they have in common with our lives today. This is the art that is our lives.
Day of the Dead Pendant is a hand fabricated pendant of nickel silver and copper. The Chain is hand fabricated copper links incorporating beads of glass, bamboo and shell.
The Day of the Dead Pendant in on exhibit at DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Day of the Dead at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas.