axis mundi

axis mundi

330.00

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring 
Will be to arrive where we started 
And know the place for the first time. 
Through the unknown, unremembered gate 
When the last of earth left to discover 
Is that which was the beginning; 
At the source of the longest river 
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for 
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
-T.S. Eliot

There comes a time when nothing is meaningful, except surrendering to love
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made of: silver, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer, champagne quartz
measurements: Including the ear wires, each earring measures almost 3.5 inches long (the ear wire itself measures 1 inch long). At their widest, the earrings are just over 3/4ths of 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 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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