The universe is a mirror

The universe is a mirror


At the bottom of each word
I’m a spectator at my birth.
Alain Bosquet

We are the mirror as well as the face in it.

In the heaven of Indra there is said to be a network of pearls, so arranged that if you look at one you see all the others reflected in it, and if you move into any part of it, you set off the sound of bells that ring through every part of the network, through every part of reality.

In the same way, each person, each object in the world, is not merely itself, but involves every other person and object and, in fact, on one level is every other person and object.
-from the second-century Buddhist Avatamska Sutra

edition: limited edition of 5
made of: silver, copper, rare Tahitian pearl, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: Without the ear wires, the earrings measure an inch long and almost 1/2 of an inch wide. The handmade ear wire is about 7/8ths of an 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 to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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