At night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its face
against mine. Breathe into me. Close
the language door…
Our deep connection to the sun and moon cannot be overstated. I made these dancing-under-the-full-moon earrings to remind you of this, setting a vintage lenticular toy in silver to sway and dance with every movement. Seafan texture adorns the backs, a reference to the ocean, and the salt water in our bodies, and the connections in nature that we are often not aware of.
That I am part of the earth my feet now perfectly and my blood is part of the sea.
made of: sterling and fine silver, vintage lenticular vending toys
If you are not familiar with lenticulars, they show a different view of the image depending on the angle of viewing. One image morphs beautifully into the other as you move. I’ve tried to show this in the photographs but it is a challenge.
measurements: 1 and 7/8ths inches long including the ear wire and 3/4ths of an inch wide.
process: fabrication and patina
The lenticular toys are made of plastic, but they do have a paper backing, so it is best to not get these wet. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean.