East of Hercules

East of Hercules

275.00

...we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heros of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world"
-Joseph Campbell

edition: one-of-a-kind
made of: silver, copper, 24k, Tahitian pearl, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: These post earrings measure an inch and a half long including the lustrous and rare Tahitian pearl. The enameled disc measures half of an inch in diameter. Sterling silver monster-size ear nuts help to balance the post on your ear. Plastic discs are also included and help to straighten the earring on the ear. They go on just before the ear nut. The post is placed 5/16ths of an inch from the top of the enameled disc.
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 to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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