Neckpiece. Leather, mirror. Magnetic clasp.
9.75” x 7.75” x .25”
“This year exposed vulnerabilities or cracks I didn’t even know existed. Feelings I’ve never experienced before in my 51 years on this earth presented themselves uninvited. These unfamiliar feelings surprised me, scared me, crushed me, paralyzed me, killed my creative side.
Well over a year later since this all started, I want to try and finally begin to look at the other side. What did this year offer me? All I can come up with at the moment is that I was able to save our family business of 50 years, didn’t get Covid, didn’t give Covid to my parents, and became more active in my civic duties. I will make peace with those being sufficient for now.
I can’t really digest everything that has occurred or know what the effect of this past year will be but I do know that I’m not the same. I am finally beginning to be able to sit down at my workbench to create and reflect on this year. The work presented here is just that, the beginning of my new series entitled “Reflecting”. Shattered mirror shards in combination with leather are the materials I chose to help tell the story of our “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid.”
Thank you Mobilia Gallery for inviting me to participate in this exhibition which has helped pull me out of the abyss.”