An amazing dream surrounds me
I am walking along releasing birds
everything I touch is within me
and I have lost all limitations
Jean Tardieu, 1943
made of: silver, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: with the ear wire, they hang down an inch long. the enameled panel itself is just over half of an inch long and is an inch wide.
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 gather 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.
security: I’ve designed the earrings for security, including a small hook at the bottom that you can clip the ear wire into