circumnavigating the here and now

circumnavigating the here and now


In a dark time, the eye begins to see

The will to be oneself is heroism
Ortega y Gasset

made of: silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: Without the ear wires, the earrings measure an inch and a half long and half of an inch wide. The handmade ear wire is about one inch long and can be fastened securely.
process: The enameling process for making these earrings is labor-intensive. It involves laying layers of finely-ground glass onto the copper forms and firing them multiple times at very high temperatures in a kiln. Lots of protective gear involved at every step. Then I painstakingly gather, cut and arrange tiny fragments of text and imagery from many different eras in history and fuse them into the enamel, along with 24k gold, to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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