This piece depicts a dream where I observed the end of days; the stars fell from the sky in glowing threads. The original micro-poem etched on the ring bezel reads: 'We watch the stars fail and fall, the sky a loom of glowing golden threads.' The cluster of gold at the bottom of this piece depicts the stars from the poem piling up as they fall to Earth. Vitreous enamel, 24k gold, original micro-poem; hand painted, torch fired, hand fabricated.
This piece is one of a collection journaling my experience of the coronavirus pandemic while sheltering alone. I create my enameled images by “painting” with gold foil, tiny brushes and powdered glass, then heating with a torch to fuse it to metal.